The Stanly SWCD Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. at the Agri-Civic Center.
Stanly SWCD Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Agri-Civic Center on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
Voluntary Agricultural District Program
The Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) and Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District (EVAD) encourages preservation and protection of working farmland and forests. Landowners enrolled in this program are able to publicly recognize their farms through signage and GIS overlays. Enrolled lands may be protected from nuisance suits, proposed condemnation, and water and sewer assessments. Additionally, land enrolled in VAD or EVAD receive increased consideration for Ag Cost Share contracts through this office.
Stanly SWCD Now Taking Applications for Ag Cost Share.
Landowners can now apply for FY 2024 Ag Cost Share funds. Learn more here Ag Cost Share Programs
No-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 $15 per acre in Stanly County and $20 per acre for out of county use. There is a $50 minimum charge. Call the SWCD office at 704-986-3059 for more information.