Tidewater Soil and Water

Conservation District

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The mission of the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District is to promote the conservation

 of natural resources through stewardship, outreach, and education.

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Tidewater SWCD Cost Share Breakfast will feature
VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program

Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing their Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Sign-up Period from July 18th through August 18th, 2022. The District administers the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Cost Share Program (VACS) and are piloting the Whole Farm Approach Program for agricultural producers in Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex. Both program’s goals are to improve water quality in the state’s streams, rivers, and Chesapeake Bay. VACS and the Whole Farm Approach both offer cost share assistance as an incentive to construct or implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). Voluntary BMPs reduce nonpoint source pollution and improve soil health and water quality. In order to kick-off this year’s cost share sign-up, we have partnered with Nick’s Spaghetti & Steak House in Shacklefords, VA to host a breakfast buffet/informational meeting. The breakfast will be held on July 18th at 8:00 AM. Our informational meeting will highlight Tracy M. Porter, Sr. with Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach Program and Robert Harper with Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Division. Agricultural producers and the general public interested in learning about the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program, the Whole Farm Approach, VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program, and Grain Market Updates are invited to attend!

Please RSVP by July 13th by calling our office at (804)-699-3482 or emailing dbillings@tidewaterswcd.org!

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