Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ’s)
What is the Working Lands Initiative?
In 2009, the Farmland Preservation Program was replaced with the Working Lands Initiative. The Working Lands Initiative consists of three parts: • Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) • Agricultural Enterprise Areas (AEAs). • Purchase of Agricultural Easements (PACE) Program. In Green County there isn’t any of the new pieces of the program. Only agreements with landowners that were signed before 2009 are being honored until their term is up.
What programs are available to county residents?
The Natural Resource and Conservation Service website has several financial assistance programs, easement programs, landscape initiatives and technical assistance available. The website “Landowner Resources – Wisconsin” provides links to many DNR and non-DNR cost-share conservation programs in Wisconsin, providing assistance to private landowners both financially and technically. Please call the office for more information.
I am interested in the CRP Program.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) offers annual rental payments, incentive payments for certain activities, and cost-share assistance to establish approved ground cover on eligible cropland. Designed to reduce erosion on sensitive lands, CRP also improves soil and water, and provides significant wildlife habitat. To obtain additional information on the CRP, please call the Farm Service Agency at (608) 325-4195 Ext. 111.
Does your office have old aerial photos and what years are available?
I would like to abandon a well and heard there is cost-sharing available.
Green County has cost sharing available for well abandonment projects. Cost-sharing is up to 70%. Application
Do you have a tree program?
Yes, we do have a tree program. The tree forms become available in the fall for the following spring planting. The variety of trees offered varies from year to year. If you would like to obtain an order form, please contact us or see “TREES” in the menu for more information.
How to find a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)?
Please click on the following button to search for a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA): Find a CCA
How do I know what soils are on my land?
The Web Soil Survey is a great resource to find out about the properties of your soils.