The Agriculture Cost Share Program is successful because of the grassroots efforts of your local soil and water conservation district. The Gaston Soil and Water Conservation District works with agricultural landowners and renters to:
- Develop and approve individual conservation plans
- Identify the best management practices (BMPs) best suited for your particular operation
- Design BMPs and help ensure their longevity
- Acquire preliminary approval of a Cost Share contract
The NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation provide administrative and technical assistance to the Gaston Soil and Water Conservation District. The division gives final approval to cost share contracts and processes requests for payments to farmers participating in the program.