The Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District will be accepting sign-up for the 2011 Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Cost Share program from June 1 – July 31 for Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward agricultural producers. This program provides cost-share and technical assistance to voluntarily install selected best management practices. Livestock exclusion, cover crops, vegetative cover, continuous no-till, nutrient management and riparian buffers are examples of practices available for cost share. This year our funding for cost share practices has been reduced, thus we will be ranking applications to determine eligibility. Please contact our office in Farmville (434) 392-3782 ext 116 or ext 108 or our Amelia office at (804) 561-2947 ext 110 to set up an appointment for sign-up.