Franklin County

Conservation District 

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JULY 1, 2020 – JUNE 1, 2021

CONTINUOUS SIGN-UPS Starting August 17th, 2020

Contact: Franklin County Conservation District Office

  • Heavy Use Area (HUA) Program

50 percent cost share up to $1,500.00 excluding filter fabric cost


  • Pipeline and Water Tank
50 percent cost share up to $1,500.00 for livestock watering facility including meter cost

(May select 1 of the 6 practices listed below)

  • Rock Gateway Program

Includes: One 50 foot piece of filter fabric and one load of rock from Harrods Stone per farmer

  • Cover Crop Program
  • Pasture/Hay Land Renovation Program

Includes: Any seed may be used under this program to improve pasture and hay land quality (50% up to $500)

  • Weed Control Program

Includes: 2-4-D, Trimec, Roundup, Forefront, Crossbow, and Pasture Guard Surfactants will also be included (50% up to $500).

  • Forage Management Program

Includes: Hay Wrap, Net Wrap and Silage Bags (50% up to $500)

  • Fertilizer Program (soil test required)

Includes: Non-nitrogen fertilizer (50% up to $500)

  • Lime Program (soil test required)

As mandated by law, any person receiving local, state or federal cost share funds, must develop an Agriculture Water Quality Plan and must have a Farm Service Agency farm number. For more information, contact Eric Phillips at the district office. (50% up to $500)

  • Additional Option of Manure Testing ($25.00)

District Equipment / Materials Available 

  • No Till Drills (5)               $6.00 Per Acre 
  • Brillion Seeder                  $6.00 Per Acre
  • Lime Spreader (small)     $50.00 Per Day
  • Lime Spreader (large)      $75.00 Per Day
  • Pasture Sprayer (2)          $30.00 Per Day
  • Weed Wiper                       $30.00 Per Day
  • Chain Harrow (2)             $30.00 Per Day
  • Manure Spreader (small)  $75.00 Per Day
  • Manure Spreader (large)   $100.00 Per Day
  • Tree Planter                      $30.00 For Full Day                       
  • Inline Bale Wrapper        $100.00 Per Day    
  • Geotexile (Filter) Fabric (Non-woven $1.50/foot and Woven $1.00/foot)