Agriculture Programs

The District offers technical assistance to landowners/managers in our member counties on an as requested basis. These services are typically provided without charge although some exceptions exist depending on specific projects. Financial incentives (cost share) are also available to landowners/managers to address natural resource concerns and specific water quality issues.

The following links to many of the specific programs are intended as a general introduction to the menu of programs. Anyone seeking serious exploration of possible undertakings in any of the programs or how the suite of programs may be best utilized by your land or farming operation, it is recommended that you contact one of the following individuals:

For assistance with understanding program offerings and application process contact:

Culpeper/Rappahannock: David Massie or 540-825-8591

 Ashleigh Cason or 540-825-8591

Greene/Madison/Orange: Spencer Yager or 540-672-1638 ext. 3

District wide: James Henshaw

USDA programs all counties in the Culpeper District: Rex Rexrode 540-825-4200 ext. 108

A chart listing details on eligible land and cost share rates can be found here.

Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices
USDA-NRCS EQIP Program (includes stream exclusion fencing and hoop houses)
USDA-FSA CRP Program (riparian buffer program)
DCR CREP riparian buffer program
Quail Habitat Program
USDA-NRCS Wetland Reserve Program
Ag Cost Share in the TMDL watersheds