Local Cost Share Programs
Fallen Livestock Program
Free Soil Testing
To serve our producers, The Woodford County Conservation District offers a Fallen Livestock Removal Program (with the assistance of the Woodford County Fiscal Court, Woodford County Ag Development Council, Woodford County Farm Bureau and the Woodford County Cattlemen’s Association).
We will reimburse $125 for valid receipts from approved services.
The Woodford County Conservation District sponsors ALL non-commercial soil testing in Woodford County! That includes our urban conservationists who may want to test their backyard garden's soil. (20/yr cap now lifted!)
To take advantage of this program, deliver your soil sample and details to the UK Extension Office at 184 Beasley Road. We will send you the results as soon as they're ready.
Call (859) 873-4601, ext 3 for more information
Applications Now Open through Sept. 22nd!
Rock Gateway is our most popular cost-share practice. A wet season often results in our gateways being excessively rutted and eroded. The purpose of this program is to help Woodford County farmers with the necessary means to repair gateways in order to reach an area of the farm that make it difficult for animals or machinery to cross the majority of the year.
Field Cover Crop
Come the fall, to promote soil and water quality in the area, this cost-share practice will pay $20 per acre up to 100 acres, to plant cover crop after the harvest of corn for grain or silage, or soybeans.
This cost-share practice will also pay $20 per acre for up to 50 acres, for the planting of a cover crop after the harvest of burley tobacco. Total program payment up to 100 acres.