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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. 

ATTENTION BUCKINGHAM AND CUMBERLAND PRODUCERS:
Agriculture Cost-Share Applications now being accepted for Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.  For more information, click the button below:

 
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 July 23, 2021:
Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. with a quorum at the Buckingham Agriculture Building Auditorium, beside the Buckingham Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, Admin Drive, Buckingham VA 23921
 
At this time, the meetings will still be conducted at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office until we get further guidance on the public use of the USDA Building. 
Public comment sign-ups will be at the door with a limit of 3 minutes per person.  Feel free to email sherry.ragland@vaswcd.org with any questions.

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.