Local Resources

  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) NRCS has field staff that will come to your farm and property at no cost to make suggestions and answer questions about soil and water conservation.  The NRCS offer cost share programs to cover 75% to 90% of the costs to implement practices such as cover cropping and nutrient management.  Learn more about their programs here, and go to a service center near you to meet with an agent and ask how they can help you on your farm.
  • Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) provides soil and water resource information; education; technical, financial, and planning assistance; and program oversight to locally led soil and water conservation districts, landowners/users, and local, state, and federal governments to maintain, conserve, and wisely use the soil and water resources for all Georgians.
  • Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils, better known as RC&D, is a unique program that helps people initiate, sponsor, plan and implement projects that will make their communities better places in which to live. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NRCS provides a coordinator, and gives other support to each RC&D area. The local councils make each RC&D area unique by defining goals and objectives to meet local needs.