Local Cover Crop Seed Cost-Share Program

The Pendleton County Conservation District is again this year sponsoring the local cost-share program for cover crop wheat/rye seed. This is for Pendleton County landowners only!

Have you sown your cover crop yet? Cover crops should be in the ground by November 1. Without this cover the soil is left bare “to the mercy of wind, snow, water and ice for the winter months. This is also a component of your HEL Conservation Plan, in order to stay in compliance you need to sow a cover crop after harvest.

This is the eighth year for this program. After you have finished sowing your cover crop, bring your receipt (made out to you from your seed dealer), fill out a short application form. The Conservation District will pay 50% of the total cost of the cover crop (wheat/rye) seed that you purchased, up to a maximum of $100 per landowner.

This program is now underway and will end on December 31, 2014 or when the allotted funds have been depleted. The conservation board of supervisors meet on the third Tuesday evening monthly and will approve payment of applications received. A check will be mailed to you after that approval. The office is located in the USDA Service Center, 814 US 27 South, Falmouth and our telephone number is 859-654-3376, ext. 3.

Another reminder: It’s time of the year to think about next spring’s tree seedlings for spring planting. The Conservation District has order form/price list of species that available thru the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Order directly from them and they will ship them directly to you! Now, how easy can that be! Stop by our office and pick one up or call us and we will be glad to mail one to you.

All programs and services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis.