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 2020 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:
    • $50 per acre for up to 100 acres of over-wintering crops
    • $30 per acre for up to 50 acres of nonover-wintering crops
    • NEW: Deferred fall killing of alfalfa until spring (*Requires waiting until spring to kill alfalfa (hay) in fields that will be rotated into other crops or re-seeded): $30 per acre up to 50 acres
  • Low disturbance deep tillage and cover crop planting$55 per acre up to 50 acres
  • Winter headland stacking (*Requires spreading manure in spring/summer for stacked manure): $8 per yard up to 500 yards.
  • Composting manure (*Must be spring/summer spread on non-frozen ground): $12 per yard up to 500 yards
  • Stacking of multiple cost-share practices resulting in additional PI reduction vs. individual practice performance: $25 per acre up to 100 acres
  • NEW: Adding grass to alfalfa (hay) seedings or seeding grass forage mixtures (alternatives to pure alfalfa stands) on highly erodible land: $25 per acre up to 50 acres

The deadline to enroll in the program is November 15, 20202020-2021 YPF Cost-Share-Program Application

Check out the 2020 Information Sheet for more information about the 2020-2021 Cost Share Program incentives being offered.

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

Natalie EndresCost-Share Program