Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District
We are here to serve the landowners and land users in Stone County by providing technical, educational and financial resources in conserving soil and water resources. This district office has been serving Stone County since 1965. Every year, dollars are earmarked for qualified landowners for implementing best land management practices on their property.
State cost-share is a great opportunity to improve pastures by establishing or improving forage stands while controlling erosion, implementing proper grazing systems and practices for maximizing production and minimizing cost. The following are available cost-share practices:
District Cost-Share Practices
VEGETATIVE COVER ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR IMPROVEMENT
DSL - 1: Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment. Complete re-establishment of forage on fields experiencing excessive erosion. Includes cost-share for lime & fertilizer. State average cost is at $105.00 per acre for seeding.
DSL - 2: Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement. Inter-seeding legumes to improve vegetative cover on fields experiencing excessive erosion. Includes cost-share for lime & fertilizer. State average cost is at $37.00 per acre.
N-472: Use Exclusion. To protect existing woodlands and riparian corridors from excessive erosion due to livestock grazing. State average cost is $2.01 per foot for installing barbed wire fence and $1.09 for 2 strand electric fence.
PLANNED GRAZING SYSTEM
DSP - 3: Planned Grazing System Practices. System manager must first attend a Grazing School before being eligible for cost-share assistance through this practice. The system manager is the person responsible for the day to day management of the grazing system. This manager may or may not include the landowner. If eligible, cost-share is authorized for interior fencing costs, rapid impulse fence charger or a solar energizer; solar panel and/or battery for the charger; pipeline installation from water source to water distribution point; components that provide access to a water source distribution system; components that directly provide water to livestock as needed;interseeding of legumes, one time application of lime. Please see soil and water conservation district personnel for complete listing. Managed Grazing Handout 4-2013
DSP--3.1 Water Development: Provides 75% cost-share for components needed for a well to service a planned grazing system to a maximum of $95 per acre served by the water source.
DSP--3.2 Water Distribution: Provides 75% cost-share to distribute water to a maximum of $85 per acre served. Components include pipe, trenching, tanks, hydrants, and labor.
DSP--3.3 Fence: Provides 75% cost-share for interior cross-fencing needed for the installation of intensive grazing system. Maximum of $60 per acre for fencing cost.
DSP--3.4 Application of lime according to soil test. Limited to a maximum of $50 per acre. Eligible items include lime, hauling and spreading.
DSP--3.5 Interseed legumes in paddocks of a qualified grazing system up to $40 per acre seeded. Eligibility includes landowner responsibility to bring fertility up to soil test.
DSP - 2: Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.(NO-TILL) Inter-seeding legumes into pastureland in poor or very poor condition, with less than 30% introduced legumes. (NO-Till only and a maximum of 160 acre acres per landowner), over a 4 year period. State average cost is $25.00 per acre. Also includes cost-share dollars for lime and fertilizer.
WQ10-- Programs to install permanent fence along streams to exclude livestock from access reducing sediment, organic material and chemicals from entering streams. Costs--share for fence, charger, labor, etc. Up to $3,500 for cost of well if needed to replace livestock water.
N391--Riparian Buffer: Reduce excess amounts of sediment, organic material, nutrients and pesticides in surface runoff as well as shallow ground water flow with a secondary benefit of stream bank stabilization. Applies to areas adjacent to permanent or intermittent streams, and natural wet lands or public drinking water reservoirs. Tree planting is required. When the stream is fenced to exclude livestock cost share is available for developing another water source. A one time out of production incentive of no more than $1200 per acre and 75% cost share on other practice componets.
N590 Nutrient & Waste Management: Incentive to encourage the adoption of new management technologies for applying manure and fertilizer-per soil test. $15 per acre incentive.
N595 Pest Management: A $10 per acre in contive for proper application of pestivides and record keeping.Eligibility requires rotational grazing of live stock.
- No-Till Drill: 3-10ft. Haybuster drills ($10.00 per acre with $50 min) and 1-7ft warm season grass drill $10.00/ac with a $75 minimum)
- Post Driver: 3-Pt. Hydraulic, minimum 6-8 GPM, 80,000 lbs., minimum tractor size 35-40 hp., Cat. I or II rear hitch type $40 daily rate.
- Sprayer: Ag-Way 300gal. Boom and Boomless sprayer $50 daily rate.
- Roto-wiper: $5/ac.
- Aerway: $7/ac
All equipment listed above is delivered and picked up at no extra charge. (out of county delivery--50 cent per mile applies)
- Spinning Jenny(electric fence) $50 refundable deposit
- Cordless Drill & Bit (for soil tests) $50 refundable deposit
- Ground Rod Driver: $100 refundable deposit
Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA are equal opportunity employers and providers.
Beginning July 1, 2008, all of the SWCD cost share must be direct deposited into the landowner's bank account.
The following Vendor form is provided here for your convenience. It is required to complete contracting.
Vendor Input/ACH/EFT Form PDF Fill in 300-1489, available from the State of Missouri website.
** Please note: Lines titled "Date of Change" through "Previous Address" are only to be filled out if there has been a change in your information.
Please return completed forms to the district office. If you have questions please call us at the number listed below.