2018 District News

FY19 AgEP Approved Applications - 8/24/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District has approved the following cooperators for financial assistance through the Agricultural Enhancement Program contingent upon receiving state AgEP funds for FY19:

Lime Applications

Lloyd E. Harrell Jr.     Wesley Thompson    Robert Jiranek

James Bennett   Douglas Jarrell   Jeremy Rogers

Rosemary Smith    Robert Peck    John Kincaid

Pam Bailey   Benjamin Farley   Ken Scott

Jim Pate   Timothy Cox    Wayne Blankenship

Tommy Ellision    Helen Gross   Stacy Young

Garry Hall   *Randy Prince   Charles Pennington

Pond Cleanout Applications

Fred Akerberg     Bobbi McGraw    Michael Barnes

John Scott Jr.    Lonnie & Drema Johnson   Wayne Rhodes

Heavy Use Protection Area Applications

Carrie Ciliberti   Travis Redden   Ronald Testerman   Elijah Testerman

Water System Applications

Steve Dehart   Stoughton Gilkeson    Larry McClintic

Joel Neil Gwinn   Roy McDaniel

Exclusion Fence Applications

Chris Jackson    Caylee Perkins   Mary Miliam

Pasture Division Fence Applications

Terry Bennett    Allison Cyrus  

*Randy Prince currently serves as a Fayette County Supervisor on the SCD board.

The above approvals were made at the August 21, 2018 SCD Special board meeting.

The Southern Conservation District approved a pasture division fence application for Terry Bennett at their September 13, 2018 board meeting.   


2018-2019 SCD Officers and Directors - 6/14/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District held their annual election of board officers and directors at their June 14, 2018 board meeting. Results are listed below:

Virgel Caldwell                                 Chairman

Curtis Murphy                                   Vice Chairman

Dvon Duncan                                   Secretary

Oscar Vecellio                                 Treasurer

John Farrell                                     SCD/WVACD Director

Ray Lafferty                                    SCD/WVACD Director


Fiscal Year 2019 AgEP First Applicaiton Period - 5/31/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District will be holding their first application/sign-up period for the FY19 Agriculture Enhancement Program beginning July 5 and ending July 13, 2018.    Office hours are Monday - Friday   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

The following agricultural practices will be offered for possible cost share:

Lime, Pasture Division Fence, Exclusion Fence, Water Systems, Pond Cleanout , Heavy Use Protection Area

If you are applying for lime cost share you will need to bring a current soil test report and a map of your farm. Maps are generally available from the FSA office.

For this sign up period the district has set a $2,000.00 cap per cooperator. ( Cooperators may only sign up one farm per application period). 

All completed applications taken will be ranked and presented to the District board for final approval based upon available funding.

Please contact the SCD office at 253-0261 if you have questions. 

The SCD office will be closed July 4 in observance of the July 4 holiday.

Notice to Engineers - Deadline to submit EOI has now passed - 5/18/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

Notice to Engineers

The Southern Conservation District covering Raleigh, Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Summers and Wyoming Counties, is seeking firms/companies interested in performing engineering services for a period of one year with potential for a 2 year renewal that may or may not include, but not limited to engineering designs for Stream Restoration projects, 319 and/or agriculture best management practices or projects, development of watershed based plans, watershed dam inspections and designs, and channel and bank stabilization. Interested firms or companies need to have a strong civil engineering staff and be familiar wiith dams and have the ability to perform environmental assessments. Interested parties must submit an original and one copy of an Expression of Interest (EOI) by 3:30 p.m. on June 6, 2018 to the Southern Conservation District, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, WV  25801. Envelopes must be marked EOI. For questions contact the SCD office, 304-253-0261. The EOI will be ranked by the Southern CD. Submission of an EOI does not guarantee work. The Southern CD reserves the right to reject or accept any/all EOI's. 

Approved AgEP Applications March 2018 - 3/19/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District approved the following cooperators for financial assistance through the Agricultural Enhancement Program. The applications were approved at the March 8, 2018 board meeting * indicates the landowner is also a board member.

Frost Seeding Approved Applications

Cheryl Williams                             Harry Hylton

Robert Littreal                               Mitchell Dech

Alan Harper                                  Dennis Lilly

Jim Tolliver                                   Pam Bailey

Charles Oxley                              Josette Richmond

*Virgel Caldwell


Heavy Use Area Approved Applications

Michael Barnes                            Stoughton Gilkeson

Stuart Oxley                                 Kim Lane

Paul Fink                                      Michael Fink

Travis Redden                             Richard Pate

Kevin Okes                                  Shannon Daniel

Luther Bennett                            Jerry Bennett

Harold Wright                             Ronald Testerman

Beverly Landers                         Steve Dehart

SCD on Facebook - 1/18/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern CD is now on Facebook       Find us as your friend under SCD Beckley and on the business page as Southern Conservation District


Great opportunity to view our upcoming programs and events



December 2017 approved meeting minutes - 1/16/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

Attached are the approved board meeting minutes from the Southern CD December board meeting.




AgEP Second Sign Up Period - 1/3/18
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District is pleased to announce a second sign-up period for fiscal year 18 for the Agricultural Enhancement Program in our six counties.  The sign up period will be held for one week beginning January 22 and running through January 26, 2018.


The SCD office hours are Monday - Friday     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.           Cooperators will need to provide a FSA farm map at the time of sign-up.

A current soil test is required for PH when signing up for Frost Seeding. Cooperator will need to provide the report.

Practices offered

Frost Seeding  OR  Heavy Use Protection Area         (MUST CHOOSE ONE)

One practice per cooperator per farm          a cap of $500.00 has been set.