Lime Incentive Program (to raise soil pH)

Program Overview:

Within the last few years, Conservation Districts around the state have joined together to support a program to benefit landowners. The Association of Conservation Districts has worked with WV University Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency and the WV Conservation Agency to provide an active cooperative Lime Program.

Agriculture has been an integral part of the heritage and culture in West Virginia. Over the past few decades, the number of active farms, within the state, has diminished. Much of the agriculture lands have been left unmanaged. Over time, persons have become interested in revitalizing valuable grasslands. There now appears to be renewed interest in a program to address the problem.

Revitalization of these valuable lands is a very important initiative within the state. Grasslands provide critical ecological benefits and play a key role in environmental quality, as well as contributing to the economies of many rural areas.  Grassland forage is the number one agriculture product in the majority of West Virginia counties, and is vital to sustain animal production.

Established grasses allow society to benefit from an available supply of food and fiber, clear air and water. Other benefits include habitat for wildlife aquatic systems and healthier riparian areas. These lands provide opportunities for improved nutrient management from land application of animal waste and other nutrient management from land application of animal waste and other nutrient source byproducts.

Other positive aspects include reduction of soil erosion from wind and water contributing to flooding. This makes a major impact on economic and social stability in rural communities.


Provide incentive to local farmers for the maintenance of permanent grasses and/or legumes on grassland.
Provide soil and watershed protection by reducing erosion on grassland.
Help reduce water, air, and soil pollution from non-point sources on grasslands.

Capitol                      304-759-0736

Eastern Panhandle  304-263-4376

Elk                               304-364-5105

Greenbrier Valley      304-645-6173

Guyan                         304-528-5718

Little Kanawha           304-422-9088

Monongahela             304-296-0081

Northern Panhandle  304-238-1231

Potomac Valley         304-822-5174

Southern                     304-253-0261

Tygarts Valley            304-457-3026

Upper Ohio                304-758-2512

West Fork                  304-627-2160

Western                      304-675-3054




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Contact Lime Incentive Program (to raise soil pH)

West Virginia Conservation Agency
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, West Virginia  25305
Phone: 304-558-2204
Fax: 304-558-1635


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