Soil and Water


2014 SWCD Annual Report…Read here 2014 Annual Report

 SWCD Newsletters…

October 2014 Fall Edition            

July 2014 Summer Edition 

April 2014 Spring Edition                           

January 2014 Winter Edition

The next Stanly SWCD Regular Board Meeting  will be January 14, 2015 at 7:00 am at the Stanly County Agri Civic Center. Meetings are open to the public.

Our office will be closed for the Holidays on December 24, 25 and 26, 2014 and January 1, 2015. The Stanly SWCD wishes everyone a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

COMING SOON! SWCD Tree Seedling Sale…

The Stanly Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their annual tree seedling sale this year beginning January 12, 2015, at the Stanly County Agri Civic Center in Albemarle from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Mon. – Fri. until sold out. The types of trees that will be sold are Loblolly Pines, White Pines, Eastern Red Cedar and Persimmon trees. The Loblolly Pines and White Pines will be $2.25 per dozen, Eastern Red Cedar $4.10 per dozen and Persimmon $1.10 each. If you have any questions, you may contact the Stanly Soil & Water Conservation District at 704-986-3059.


Peak Season Soil Test Fee 

There will be a $4 fee per sample for those received during the lab’s peak-processing time of Nov. 25 through March 31. Read the full press release here…Peak Season Soil Fee

New Soil Sample Result Procedure 

The NCDA&CS published a press release on June 6, 2014 urging users to submit soil sample information online. Read more here… Online Soil Sample Results


It’s Contest Time for Stanly County students!!

Once again this year, Stanly Soil and Water is sponsoring a Poster Contest for all fifth grade students in Stanly County and a PowerPoint contest for all sixth graders. Also for sixth graders is an essay contest. Seventh and eighth graders have the opportunity to compete in a public speaking contest! This year’s theme is “Wetlands are Wonderful”. See our flyer  Contest Flyer 2014-2015 . Contest ends January 5, 2015

For more details..

Now taking applications for 2015 Resource Conservation Workshop

Applications will be taken until April 22, 2015 for the Resource Conservation Workshop to be held June 21-26, 2015 at NC State University. Read more details here…RCW Letter and on the NC Dept. of Agriculture website…

Drill from NathanNo-Till Drill Available For Rent

The practice of turning the soil before planting a new crop leads to soil erosion and farmland degradation. No-till planting reduces  erosion and promotes soil health. Stanly SWCD’s Truax 88 No-Till-Drill is designed with three seed boxes that allow for planting regular grass seed, fluffy seeds and clovers. It’s perfect for seeding and reseeding fields and pastures. The District rents the drill for  $10 per acre in Stanly County and $12 per acre for out of county use. There is a $50 minimum charge in county.   Call the SWCD office at 704-986-3059 for more information.


The Fork Farm & Stables,  Stanly SWCD Conservation Farm Family 2014, took first place in both the Area and Regional competitions. Congratulations!

Fork Farm sign


 Sunnybrook Farms      

2013 No-Till Corn Yield Winner                                          

261.22 bushels/acre                                                           

Sunnybrook Farms also placed Second in the Southern Piedmont Dryland/Non-Irrigated Division. It will also be Second Place for the Tri-County Corn Yield Contest. Butch Brooks/Sunnybrook Farms was also recognized as a 225 bushel club member for the state. All of these awards and recognitions were given by the NC Corn Producers Association.