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Southern Ohio Pasture Improvement Funding

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Closed January 15, 2021


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering Pasture Improvement funding to eligible Ohio farmers in Adams, Athens, Fayette, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto, and Vinton Counties.


Pastures are a predominant agricultural land use in Ohio’s hilly Appalachian region. Grazing livestock can cause erosion problems in pastures, especially when the ground is wet and when the animals are contained near the farmstead in colder weather. The Pasture Improvement Project will help farmers install conservation practices and manage their pastures in a way that improves the quality of the pasture and the health of grazing livestock, while also protecting natural resources. The conservation practices available through this project include access roads, watering facilities, livestock pipeline, fencing, heavy use area protection, stream crossings, and spring development.


Financial assistance for this project is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers protect the environment while promoting agricultural production. With EQIP, NRCS conservation experts provide technical assistance to implement environmentally beneficial conservation practices on working agricultural land.


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January 15, 2021


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Updated July 15, 2021

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