Soil and Water Conservation
Rutherford County Soil and Water Conservation District
Location: 500 West Street, Spindale, NC 28160
Office: (828) 287-4220 Ext 3
Fax: (828) 288-4012
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday thru Friday
The Rutherford County Soil and Water Conservation District have three agencies working together as a partnership to assist with agricultural conservation needs.
The NC Agriculture Cost Share Program (ACSP) primarily addresses agriculture’s contribution to Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution by encouraging voluntary participation by the agricultural community. This approach is supported by financial incentives, technical and educational assistance, research, and regulatory programs. Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that are supported by the ACSP include vegetative, structural, and/or management systems that can improve the efficiency of farming operations while reducing the potential for surface and ground water pollution. The Division of Soil and Water (DSWC) implements the ACSP.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are a federally run programs that also help the agricultural community.
- Brandon Higgins (email ): Resource Conservation Administrator
- Missy York (email): Administrative / Education Specialist
- Albert Moore (email): Grazing Specialist(NRCS)
- Mike Sigmon (email): NRCS Supervisory Soil Conservationist
- Renee Ray (email) : Soil Conservationist
- Darron Felton (email) : Soil Conservationist
NC Community Conservation Assistance Program
NC Natural Resource Conservation Service
NC Farm Service Agency: (828)287-4220 Ext. 2
NC Cooperative Extension: (828)287-6010
Web Soil Survey
NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts