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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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    1. Agriculture Enhancement Program West Virginia Conservation Agency

    2. 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

    3. Program Structure • Statewide program w/guidelines • State Advisory Committee • Administered through Conservation Districts • Local work groups • Program can be modified to address local needs

    4. Program Products • Technical Assistance • Plans • Practices • Demonstrate new and innovative ideas and technologies • Increased PR for agencies and programs

    5. Practices • Streambank fencing • Nutrient management • Litter transfer • Livestock watering systems • Fencing for rotational grazing • Stream crossings • Cover crop establishment • Others…

    6. Demo Projects

    7. EPCD • $122K • 78 Tracts

    8. NPCD • $100K • 20 cooperators

    9. GVCD • $207K • Application Process • 11 applicants

    10. Partnering and Cost-Share Opportunities • WVU Extension Service • NRCS • Forest Service • DEP • Agricultural and Environmental Organizations • WVCA Stream Programs • Others…

    11. Work In Progress • Statewide Guidelines • Tracking Mechanism • Staff Development • Innovative Practices