Virginia Agriculture Cost-Share (VACS) Program
VACS offers more than 50 conservation practices that cover the full spectrum of agricultural operations. Whether you grow crops, raise livestock, or produce poultry, there are BMPs that can benefit you!
That's because while all of the practices are known to improve or protect water quality, many also can increase farm productivity by conserving soil and making wise use of other agricultural resources.
Ask about our financial incentives for:
* Controlling erosion
* Stream fencing and alternative watering systems
* Restoring riparian areas
* Planting cover crops
* Managing pastures
* Restoring forests
* Preserving wetlands
* Protecting sinkholes
* Stabilizing streams
* Managing nutrients, including animal waste
Qualify for VACS Fundingy
You may qualify for cost-share money if you:
* are an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, or other business operating a farm in Virginia
* have a water quality issue on your farm that needs to be addressed; and you
* submit a complete and timely application to DBSWCD
In addition, your project must:
* be approved by DBSWCD
* meet VACS technical specifications; and
* pass a field inspection, if one is required.
There is a cap on the amount a farmer can receive annually from VACS.
Contact Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District for details at (276)-346-1531 or stop by!