Rural/Agricultural Services

   About Our Agricultural Services:

  • Most services provided to farmers begin with an on-site visit to investigate a problem relating to erosion, drainage, manure storage, inadequate water source or USDA program compliance.


  • Resource Management Systems are developed to plan for all the conservation needs of the farm such as drainage and waste management.  Manure management plans are developed as a management and information tool for livestock producers, and can act as an affirmative defense against pollution complaints.


  • Once the producer decides to install an engineering practice, technicians are available to survey, design, draft and lay out the practice for construction.  We will also work with Farm Service Agency in the allocation of cost share funds for the project.


  • Stark SWCD has State-given responsibility to respond to agricultural pollution and sediment complaints.  All pollution abatement complaints are investigated, evaluated and action is recommended to correct the situation.