1252 Manufacturers Row,

Trenton, Tennessee 38382
731-855-0023 Ext 3

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Board and Staff

SCD Staff

SCD staff members are available to assist landowners with programs available through partner organizations. 


SCD Board

Soil Conservation Districts are local units of government responsible for the soil and water conservation work within their boundaries. The districts' role is to increase voluntary conservation practices among farmers, ranchers and other land users. The SCD is governed by an elected board. 

NRCS Staff

NRCS is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. NRCS staff is available in all 95 Tennessee counties to provide assistance to landowners through cost share programs that promote conservation of our natural resources. 

FSA Staff

FSA in Tennessee administers farms loans, farm programs, conservation and stewardship incentives, disaster assistance and food aid across the country and around the world. 


Value of Agriculture in Gibson County

Did you know that agriculture is a big part of the economy in Gibson County. Below you will find the 2012 Census of Agriculture for Gibson County. The revenue generated by crop and livestock production turns over 6 to 7 times so many Gibson County citizens benefit.


There are various State and Federal Programs available to landowners through the USDA-NRCS and Giles County SCD. Some of the practices these programs assist with are cross fencing, pipeline, watering tanks, erosion, wildlife habitat, and water quality.


Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) 

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a continuous USDA sign-up program that offers financial and technical assistance to eligible participants to install and maintain conservation practices, including those related to organic production, on agricultural land or private nonindustrial forestland.  Traditionally all funds have been allocated to applications taken during the first signup period running from October 1 to December 20th, with applications carried over from the prior year included in the first funding period. In Giles County most funds utilized in this program have addressed water quality issues associated with animal agriculture. Conservation practices installed most often increase the ability of the landowner to manage land more profitably and provide positive impacts to the local economy.  Cross fencing and access control fencing, alternative water systems such as frost proof water troughs for cattle, and pipeline have proved to be the most feasible and popular practices we use. Managed grazing allows a landowner to reduce the time that livestock have access to streams which goes to our local water intake. Managed grazing can also significantly increase forage yields, reduce health problems for cattle and improve wildlife habitat. We also offer several options on seeding cropland or poor pastureland, including establishing native grasses.  EQIP offers assistance to address cropland, energy conservation, animal waste management, organic farming, and other resource concerns identified locally.  It offers a great tool for good land managers to improve their farmland. The application, ranking and contracting period usually runs from Fall to Spring with practices being completed during the first 12 months after contracting.

Contact: Matthew Denton @ 731-855-0023 Ext 3

 Flowers for Wildlife 

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a USDA-NRCS program aimed at working with landowners to create viable habitat for wildlife through improved management of natural resources.

Contact: Matthew Denton @ 731-855-0023 Ext 3


Agricultural Resource Conservation Fund (ARC Fund)


The Agricultural Resource Conservation Fund is a program provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) to help agricultural producers implement Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that will help improve water quality.

Contact: Matthew Denton @ 731-855-0023 Ext 3


Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Fund (319)


The Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Fund (319) is a fund provided to State governments by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as mandated by the Clean Water Act (CWA). Section 319 of the CWA states that the EPA is to provide funds to states that have streams that are listed as impaired according to the water quality standards set forth in the CWA.

Contact: Matthew Denton @ 731-855-0023 Ext 3


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Thank You for Reserving Equipment Using Our Online System

Your request has been sent to the Soil Conservation District Office. A copy was also sent to your e-mail address.

Watch your e-mail for a confirmation of your reservation. If you have any questions, please contact our office at xxx-xxx-xxxx.


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