State Cost Share

In 1994, the KY General Assembly established the KY Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost-Share Program and the KY Soil Stewardship Program with the goal of addressing existing soil erosion, water quality, and other environmental issues on privately owned land. Funds are administered by the Fayette County Conservation District and the KY Soil and Water Conservation Commision with priority given to animal waste issues, agricultural district participants, and to producers who have their Agriculture Water Quality plans on file with their local conservation districts. Once a year, landowners can apply for the state cost-share program.

Eligible Cost Share Practices:

Agricultural and Animal Waste Control Facilities

Stream-bank Stabilization

Animal Waste Utilization

Vegetative Filter Strips

Integrated Crop Management

Pesticide Containment

Sinkhole Protection

Pasture and Hay Land Forage Quality

Heavy Use Area Protection

Rotational Grazing System Establishment

Water Well Protection

Forest Land and Cropland Erosion Control Systems

Closure of Agricultural Waste Impoundment

On-Farm Fallen Animal Composting

Soil Health Management

Precision Nutrient Management

Strip Intercropping System

Livestock Stream Crossing

Riparian Area Protection