District Services

Virginia Agricultural Cost-Share Program (VACS)

This program provides cost-share and technical assistance to landowners and agricultural operators who voluntarily install selected Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as stream exclusion fencing, rotational grazing systems, cover crops, and others.

Sign-ups for the 2021 VACS Program will be by appointment, July 13 - August 20, 2021. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact District conservation specialists, Kemper Marable, Kelsey Williams, or Marian Moody.

Agricultural Best Management Practices

Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)

This program provides cost-share and technical assistance to address natural resource and stormwater concerns by assisting in the voluntary installation of certain stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) on land for which there is no other cost-share program assistance available.  VCAP also aims to assist localities with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) implementation and the challenges meeting the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. For more information, contact District manager, Sharon Conner.

VCAP Best Management Practices

No-Till Drill Rental Program

The District currently has one Haybuster 10’ no-till drill available for rental and use within Hanover and Caroline counties. A new 7’ Great Plains no-till drill and a new 4’ Dew Drop drill will soon be available for rental, as well.

A deposit of $150 is required and covers the first ten acres. Additional acres are at $15 per acre.  For more information, contact the  district administrative professional, Kathy Shamblin or call  804-537-3009.

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