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Randy Willis
Contact: Randy Willis
District Administrator
Phone: (828) 465-8950
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mapAgricultural Resources Center
1175 S Brady Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m


Nonpoint source pollution has been identified by the NC Division of Water Quality as the primary source of degradation of freshwater rivers and streams in North Carolina.

Most widespread sources are agriculture, urban runoff, and construction. Sediment is the most widespread cause of water quality degradation.

Financial incentives are provided through North Carolina's Agriculture Cost Share Program. This program is administered by the Division of Soil and Water Conservation (Division) in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It has been applauded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has received wide support from the general public as well as the state's agricultural community.

Who is Eligible?
If you are a landowner or renter of an existing agricultural operation that has been operating for more than three years, you are eligible to participate in the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program.
Practices Include
Grassed waterways
Livestock exclusion
Alternate water sources
Litter storage structures
Mortality Management Systems
Heavy use areas
Strip cropping
Stock Trails

For more information, visit:

Stock Trail

Heavy Use Area

Livestock Exclusion

Stream Crossing

Water Tank

Litter Storage Structure

Spring Development

Strip Cropping