Cost-share Program

To increase the use of conservation practices in the watershed, Yahara Pride Farms provides a cost-share program during the late summer and fall months. The goal of the cost-share program is to allow farmers the opportunity to test new, innovative technologies with minimum risk, in hopes that producers will see the benefits from the technology and incorporate the practice into their standard operations.

The 2018 cost-share program offers the following:

  •  Strip Tillage$15/acre for up to 100 acres (max. payment of $1500/farm)
  • Low Disturbance Manure Injection$20 per acre up to 100 acres (max. payment $2,000/farm)
  • Cover Crops$40 per acre up to 50-acre maximum
  • Low Disturbance Deep Tillage and Cover Crop Planting$55 per acre up to 50 acres
  • Headland Stacking and/or Composting Manure – for winter application only – $3.50/yd
  • Composting Manure – enroll in pilot program, payment TBD
  • Stacking of multiple cost-share practicespayment TBD

The deadline to enroll in the program is November 15, 2018. A letter was mailed to farmers in late September. If you didn’t get the letter, download and mail it here 

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To learn more about the environmental and economic benefits of these practices, please click on the following:

Natalie EndresCost-share Program