Small Farm Incentives

Whatcom Conservation District Small Grants Program

The Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works have partnered together to bring a funding opportunity to manure producers in priority water quality watersheds of Whatcom County. Small grants up to $3000 are available for eligible Best Management Practices on farms who have completed a site assessment and have developed a Farm Plan with WCD farm planning staff.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. 360-526-2381

Borrow our Manure Spreadermanure spreader

WCD has a 2.5 cubic yard compost spreader available for loan to landowners in the District's service area. Learn more on our Equipment Share Program.

Soil Testing for Pastures, Haylands and Croplands

Get a jumpstart on your nutrient management and learn more about your soil. Soil testing is a great way to find out how last years nutrient application lined up with what the crop needed to grow. A fall soil test can also help the planning process for what to apply next growing season. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. 360-526-2381

Tarps to Cover Manure Piles

If you have farm animals, manure happens. Covering your manure pile can increase the internal temperature speeding up the break down process of the material, killing parasites and retain your nutrients in the pile instead of the rains transporting them away. If you are interested in a free tarp to cover your manure pile, please contact us. 360-526-2381

Sound HorsekeepingSound Horsekeeping Sign

Whether horses are you passion or your business, you no doubt want to keep them healthy and happy! The Sound Horsekeeping program launched in Summer 2018 and recognizes horse owners in Whatcom County who have taken actions to improve pastures, reduce mud, manage manure and provide wildlife habitat on their property. If you're managing your property in a way that protects horse health and the environment , you are probably eligible to earn our Sound Horsekeeping sign. Please review this checklist and give us a call to review your eligibility. 360-526-2381


Whatcom County Public Works Small Farm Improvements Rebate Program

Whatcom County Public Works is currently offering up to $200 rebates for heavy use area footing materials, gutters and outlets and now, fencing! Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to apply or contact a Farm Planner at Whatcom Conservation District to see how you can qualify. Visit Whatcom County Public Works' website for more information: