ERA Agricultural Cost-share Program:
helping you preserve your farm resources
A cost-share program is now available for farmers in the Elkhart River Watershed, which includes parts of Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, and Noble counties. The program will provide financial assistance to farmers who are interested in installing conservation practices on their land. Applicants can receive up to 75 percent cost-share on approved practices.
The program was developed to promote conservation practices in farming operations in order to preserve our local farms and continue protecting our water and soil. A total of eleven practices will be considered for cost-share. These include: exclusion fencing/stream crossing, rotational grazing, nutrient management plans, manure management plans, alternative watering systems, no-till/reduced till (conservation tillage), grassed waterways, buffer/filter strips, grade-stabilization structures, cover crops, and wetland restoration.