The Cover Crop Cost Share program will again be coordinated by the Coshocton SWCD in 2022.  We look forward to working with local producers on this program which is made possible by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) who will provide cost share for the seeding of cover crops on approved crop fields.

            The Coshocton SWCD office is now open to the public so we will be taking applications in person, by telephone, or by email. You must contact our office if you are interested in participating.  Technicians Zach Wallace and Ryan Medley will help you complete the application once you contact us.  The application is also available below.  Completed applications will be ranked against others in the watershed and ODA has the final decision of who gets cost share.  The cost share rate is $12 per acre with a cap of 200 acres per applicant.  USDA-NRCS standards must be followed for seeding rate and seeding dates.

            Again this year, soil test results must be supplied to SWCD staff for fields signed up to be eligible. Tests must be within the last 4 years.  Applications without soil tests will not be considered for ranking in 2022. Also on the ranking application is nutrient application records which are worth 20 points. To earn these points, producers must supply the SWCD with current crop records (nutrients applied for the crop currently planted in the field) for each field with date applied, product or analysis, and application rate. Cover crop application deadline is Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

Application 2022