Cost Share Assistance
The Stearns County SWCD staff helps coordinate and provide one-on-one assistance to landowners on several State and Federal programs. These programs offer incentives and cost-share assistance to help landowners make a change in their management practices to positively impact soil and water quality. Popular practices include nutrient and pest management, feedlot upgrades, crop residue management, irrigation water management and prescribed grazing. SWCD staff work one-on-one with landowners on both State and Federal programs to plan and implement practices that benefit soil and water quality while positively affecting landowner profitability.