Bartholomew County SWCD, along with Indiana’s other 91 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) work at the grassroots level in both rural and urban settings to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns. (IASWCD)

Here’s a short listing of services that we provide:

 

Equipment Rental

Drill Rental Rate:  $75 minimum charge. Under 25 acres: $11/acre. Over 25 acres: $9.50/acre.

7’ Drill:  This drill was purchased by the district in 2012. It is a 7 ft. drill.  It has 3 different sizes of seed boxes. One small, one large, and one with agitators for a lighter seed mix such as wildflower mix for CRP ground.  

10’ Drill:  This is a 10 ft. drill.  It has 3 different sizes of seed boxes. One small, one large, and one with agitators for a lighter seed mix such as wildflower mix for CRP ground.  

Straw Blower:  Rental Rate:   $75 per half-day (non-program)  $50 per half-day (program) $25 per each additional half day (both program and non)  

Box Scraper:  Rental Rate: $10 per half-day  

 

Products for Sale

Rain Barrels, Flags, Plat Books, Trees & Plants (Seasonal). Visit our Shop for more details.

 

Grants

The District works to apply for grants to connect residents of Bartholomew County to money for conservation practices on their own land.  We currently have a LARE Grant for applying conservation practices in the Driftwood Watershed.

 

NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

We work closely with NRCS to help landowners gain access to money for conservation practices they want to put on their land.

 

INFIELD Advantage

How it works:  You sign up 2-6 of your fields for stalk sampling.  District Staff go out and take the stalk samples after the corn has black-layered.  The stalks are then sent to the lab for nitrogen testing.  The data is compiled and you get to find out how much nitrogen was left over in the corn after it had fully developed.  The best part, it’s free!   For examples of the results you will get, visit: http://www.infieldadvantage.org/

The Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District provides quality assistance and education empowering the citizens of Bartholomew County to conserve and protect natural resources.

Contact Us
1040 2nd Street
Columbus, IN  47201
Office: 812-378-1280 ext. 3
E-mail: heather.shireman@in.nacdnet.net

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