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Agriculture Enhancement Program. West Virginia Conservation Agency. Program Goals. Provide more technical assistance to producers Put more conservation practices on the ground Reach out to non-traditional agricultural producers Increase farm productivity and sustainability

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Agriculture Enhancement Program

West Virginia Conservation Agency


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Program Goals

  • Provide more technical assistance to producers

  • Put more conservation practices on the ground

  • Reach out to non-traditional agricultural producers

  • Increase farm productivity and sustainability

  • Improve water quality and reduce soil erosion


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Program Structure

  • Statewide program w/guidelines

  • State Advisory Committee

  • Administered through Conservation Districts

  • Local work groups

  • Program can be modified to address local needs


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Program Products

  • Technical Assistance

  • Plans

  • Practices

  • Demonstrate new and innovative ideas and technologies

  • Increased PR for agencies and programs


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Practices

  • Streambank fencing

  • Nutrient management

  • Litter transfer

  • Livestock watering systems

  • Fencing for rotational grazing

  • Stream crossings

  • Cover crop establishment

  • Others…



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EPCD

  • $122K

  • 78 Tracts


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NPCD

  • $100K

  • 20 cooperators


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GVCD

  • $207K

  • Application

    Process

  • 11 applicants


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Partnering and Cost-Share Opportunities

  • WVU Extension Service

  • NRCS

  • Forest Service

  • DEP

  • Agricultural and Environmental Organizations

  • WVCA Stream Programs

  • Others…


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Work In Progress

  • Statewide Guidelines

  • Tracking Mechanism

  • Staff Development

  • Innovative Practices


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