Technical Assistance is provided through our federal partner, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). County residents receive assistance with conservation planning, rotational grazing, forestry practices, storm water runoff, sediment control and other conservation needs. The Conservation District, NRCS, KY Department of Fish and Wildlife, and KY Division of Forestry all work together to assist landowners with programs under the Federal Farm Bill.
Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) provides methods that cover a diverse range of land uses and management techniques. EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and specialized assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air, and related natural resources on agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestland.
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. We can help you identify natural resource problems in your operation and provide technical and financial assistance to solve those problems or attain higher stewardship levels in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. For example, we can look at ways to address the amount of soil lost; mitigate the impact of excess water; reduce the contribution of agricultural operations to airborne soil particles and greenhouse gas emissions; improve the cover, food, and water available for domestic and wildlife species; or promote energy efficiencies for on-farm activities. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.