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In response to the Coronavirus, and in an effort to reduce
the spread of the virus, Peter Francisco SWCD office is closed to the public for walk-ins.  Please call to schedule an appointment or knock on the door and staff will meet you in the parking lot.   The office is staffed to answer any questions. 
NO-TILL DRILL Renters should call the office to verify pick up
time and staff will meet you behind the building where the
drill is parked.    Office # 434-983-7923.   Cell # 434-315-1401
NOTICE – dated June 17, 2021:
Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its July regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting location has changed to:
B.A.R.N. - Buckingham Agriculture Resource Network Facility, 11851 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA


AFTER the July 21st Board meeting, the District will conduct their Strategic Plan Meeting with Mike Foreman from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Participating Agencies invited and space limited to social distancing.
Lunch/snacks will be provided for the registered, attending invited guests.

The Peter Francisco Board of Directors will be using the auditorium to conduct necessary business practicing social distancing  with 25 or less people in attendance.
The Board meeting will be limited to essential business as necessary to carry out the Virginia Cost-share Program, the 319 TMDL Septic Program and District operational business.  Any other information will be discussed at a later time/meeting.

If there are any public concerns/comments that need to be shared with the Board, please email by close of business on Friday, July 16, 2021 to: sherry.ragland@vaswcd.org  Public comment sign-ups will be at the door.  The attendance numbers will be evaluated to allow for individuals to transition in and out of the room to speak on their topic, with a limit of 3 minutes per person.

Serving Buckingham and Cumberland Counties in Virginia

We are here to promote the stewardship and conservation of natural resources by providing technical expertise and educational programs. We want to ensure the citizens of the District become educated stewards by committing to conservation practices with their limited natural resources now and for future generations.


Nutrient Management

This video was shot during a farm tour that was hosted by the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District. It focuses on cover crop and nutrient management practices that were put in place with the help of funds from the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program

Livestock Exclusion and Rotational Grazing

This video features best management practices that have been put in place with the help of funds from the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program. The video footage was primarily shot at a farm tour that was hosted by the Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District and highlights livestock exclusion and rotational grazing practices.