The Granville Soil and Water District, which administers the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share for Granville County, can cost share on many Best Management Practices. David Crews, of the Hester Community, recently converted 12 acres of highly erodible cropland to trees using local cost share funds. Farms located in the Falls Lake Watershed/Neuse River Basin receive priority funding through the approval process because of the critical nature of this watershed basin.
Mr. Crews farmed for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. The land has been in his family since the Revolutionary War. Since his retirement, Mr. Crews leases his farm out to Gary and Frank Fuller for growing produce and tobacco. For more information on receiving cost-share for tree-planting and other cost-share practices contact Warren Daniel at Granville Soil and Water District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local farmer, David Crews, of Highway 15 South. Crews converted 12 acres of highly erodible cropland to loblolly pines earlier this year with technical and cost-share assistance through the Granville Soil and Water District and the N.C. Forest Service.