Financial Assistance

Ag BMP Loan

Staff and producers inspecting a strip planted by a strip till machine

Ag BMP Loan

The AgBMP Loan Program is a water quality program that provides low-interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses. The purpose is to encourage agricultural Best Management Practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields, and other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans. 

This program is run through the SWCD. Contact us to find out if your project would qualify and to get an application.

You can find the most recent Auditor's Report here.

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Stewardship Programs

Stewardship Programs

Cost-share is available for a wide variety of practices through many of our state and federal stewardship programs.

You are eligible for cost-share for practices like cover crops, conservation tillage, manure management, and more.

Please see our Stewardship Programs Page for more information about the practices we support and the assistance available for them.

Stewardship programs

State Cost Share

WASCOB being built near Vergas

State Cost Share

The Erosion Control and Management Program, commonly known as the State Cost-Share Program, was created in 1977 to provide funds to the Soil and Water Conservation District to share the cost of system and practices for erosion control, sedimentation control, or water quality improvements that are designed to protect and improve soil and water resources. Through the State Cost-Share Program, landowners can request financial and technical assistance from their local SWCD for implementation of conservation practices.

Examples of projects we have funded in the past include:

  • Tree plantings 
  • Water and Sediment Control Basins (WASCOBs)
  • Critical area plantings
  • Wetland restorations
  • Abandoned well sealings

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