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Are you looking for ways to save money on your farm?  A Nutrient Management Plan and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) can help.

Richland SWCD received a grant from the Richland County Foundation to pay 50% of the cost to have a nutrient management plan written. A plan is tailored to the land’s needs and could save money and time in gas, fertilizer, and equipment use. Land is left in good shape for future generations and helps prevent nutrients running off fields into streams, lakes, and rivers, which can cause algae blooms and are harmful to aquatic life.

A nutrient management plan helps achieve farm and environmental goals through best management practices. Incorporating the 4Rs of nutrient management into a plan will optimize fertilizer and manure use. The 4Rs are Applying the Right Amount from the Right Source at the Right Place at the Right Time.

Nutrient Management Plan Funding:

  • The land must be in Richland County
  • You cannot be receiving other state or federal funding for a nutrient management plan to be created.
  • 50% of the cost of a nutrient management plan is covered; the remaining 50% is paid by the farmer/producer.
  • Total grant award amount is $100,000.00.
  • Grant money will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis
  • Grant application deadline is December 1, 2022 

Contact Matt Wallace at 419-747-8687 or [email protected] for more information. 

If you have been considering having a nutrient management plan written for your farm, this is the time to get a plan. 

Click here for an application.

Source: Richland SWCD

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