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Information Sesson — Virginia

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST


The Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture is a pilot program that will incentivize farmers and ranchers to adopt climate-smart agriculture practices that will maintain and improve agricultural productivity, benefit the producer, and improve climate resilience. Under the three-year pilot program, The Alliance and its partners will help producers in Virginia prove the value of paying farmers and ranchers $100 per acre or animal unit for stewardship practices that deliver public value through carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction, improved soil health, water quality, water conservation, and other environmental services. Direct payments will be issued by Virginia Tech.Participating Districts: 
  • Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District (757) 645-4895 OR [email protected]Charles City, James City, New Kent, York, and City of Williamsburg. For the Alliance grant, Colonial has an expanded service area of: Caroline, Chesterfield, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, King & Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, Prince George, Surry, and City of Suffolk
  • Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District (434) 975-0224 ext 112 OR [email protected]Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson, Albemarle and City of Charlottesville
  • Farm located within an eligible county shown above
  • Verified Farm Service Agency (FSA) Number
  • Two (2) acre minimum
  • Land can not be enrolled in another state or federal conservation program in the same practice on the same acres
Approved NRCS Practices: 
Conservation Crop Rotation: 328 Filter Strip: 393
No Till Management: 329 Irrigation Water Management: 449
Reduced Till Management: 345 Pasture and Hay Planting: 512
Cover Crops: 340 Prescribed Grazing: 528
Silvopasture: 381 Nutrient Management: 590
Riparian Herbaceous Cover: 390 Feed Management: 592
Riparian Forest Buffer: 391 Tree/Shrub Establishment: 612

     Application open February 15 – March 15

Looking for more information?Join in to our Alliance Virtual Information Session on Monday, February 5th at 5:30pm!Register HERE