Mission Statement: The Lawrence County Conservation District office exists to serve the community concerning conservation issues. We stand for the wise use of soil, water, and related resources on every acre of land. We work hand in hand with Natural Resource Conservation Service concerning these conservation practices.
1100 West Main Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(870) 886-7791 x-3
We are excited to announce two scholarship opportunities for seniors in Lawrence County who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture.
Each scholarship is $1,000!
Download your application HERE.
Applications are also available from your high school counselors office and the LCCD office.
Agriculture Water Quality Loan Program
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, in conjunction with the Lawrence County Conservation District and participating banks, provides low-interest loan money to agricultural land owners for installation of conservation practices that reduce non-point source pollution impacts to water quality.
Any interested agricultural land owner within Lawrence County should contact the Lawrence County Conservation district to obtain an application. Once a completed application has been returned to the conservation district and endorsed by the conservation district board of directors, the applicant is eligible to receive a low-interest loan of up to $100,000 from any participating bank so long as the applicant is approved by the bank. An applicant may be an individual, fiduciary, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. The participating bank shall determine the interest rate in conjunction with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. The participating bank shall determine the loan terms, but in no case will such a term exceed ten years.
Eligible practices for these loans:
1) Construction of tail water recovery systems
2) Construction of irrigation reservoirs
3) Purchase of no-till drills
4) Construction of stacking sheds
5) Construction of ponds and fencing for livestock
6) Land leveling
All applicants shall agree to maintain the project for the term of the loan and to allow site inspections by USDA NRCS during the duration of the loan agreement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, complete, sign, and mail a program discrimination complaint form, available at any USDA office location or online at www.ascr.usda.gov, or write to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice) to obtain additional information, the appropriate office or to request documents. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
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