The Soil and Water Conservation District provides leadership to residents in conservation and assists with planning, designing, and installing conservation measures. This department also provides animal waste management assistance and sponsors and develops educational programs.

Workload Measures 2019/2020
Number of customers assisted: 2,189
Number of people who attend agricultural educational programs: 957
Track the number of acres the no till drill is used for: 303.3
Track the number of applicants that request funding from the Farmland Preservation Program: 6
Updated 1/30/2020

1) To increase farmland preservation, Soil and Water will collaborate with the VAD board and Piedmont Land Conservancy to identify at least one application that can be sent to the North Carolina Development and Trust Fund ProgramGoal Met
2) To Preserve Agriculture, Soil and Water will work to increase the Voluntary Agriculutral District enrollment by 500 acresGoal Met
3) To encourage residents to explore our agricultural countryside, Soil and Water will plant a pollinator crop at Cedarock ParkIn Progress
4) To increase agricultural education to non-farmers, Soil and Water will provide Agriculture and Conservation Education to the following groups:
A. Teacher Leadership Academy
B. Leadership Alamance
C. County Gov. 101
D. Home Grown in the Park
E. Arbor Day – Elon
F. Alamance Creek week
In Progress
5) To connect farmers with agricultural services, Soil and Water will promote the availability of the No Till Drill rental unit to non-farm public such as landowners with wildlife interestIn Progress
6) To offer farming agricultural programs to residents, Soil and Water will partner with NC Cooperative Extension to host (1) pasture improvement workshopGoal Met
7) To assist and support farmers market manager, Soil and Water will meet with local producers and inform them of selling opportunities and cost share programs ( Part of Healthy Alamance and Piedmont Conservation Council Grant)

In Progress