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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

Agriculture Enhancement Program

West Virginia Conservation Agency

program goals
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
program structure
Program Structure
  • Statewide program w/guidelines
  • State Advisory Committee
  • Administered through Conservation Districts
  • Local work groups
  • Program can be modified to address local needs
program products
Program Products
  • Technical Assistance
  • Plans
  • Practices
  • Demonstrate new and innovative ideas and technologies
  • Increased PR for agencies and programs
practices
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
partnering and cost share opportunities
Partnering and Cost-Share Opportunities
  • WVU Extension Service
  • NRCS
  • Forest Service
  • DEP
  • Agricultural and Environmental Organizations
  • WVCA Stream Programs
  • Others…
work in progress
Work In Progress
  • Statewide Guidelines
  • Tracking Mechanism
  • Staff Development
  • Innovative Practices
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