Landowner Assistance

Soil and water conservation practices installed on agricultural land save soil from eroding and reduce nutrients and pesticides from entering Missouri’s waterways. The Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax provides financial incentives and share the cost between the farmer and the state for implementing soil and water conservation practices that prevent or control soil erosion and protect water quality.

General Landowner Requirements for Receiving Cost-Share

  • A cooperator (landowner/operator) must have a farm number through the Farm Service Agency in order to be eligible to sign-up for a cost-share contract.
  • The cooperator must have an approved conservation plan which includes the requested practice before the contract is approved.
  • A cost-share contract must be board approved before the conservation practice is started.

State Cost-Share Resource Concern Categories and Associated Practices

Not all districts offer every practice listed above. Please contact your local soil and water conservation district to see what is available.

Important Cost-Share Reminders

Cost-share will be allocated through a continuous list system beginning on September 1, 2022. One last

sign-up and drawing was held from August 1-August 31, 2022. The drawing was held in the following order.

1. Landowners who have signed up 4 years in a row.

2. Landowners who have signed up 3 years in a row.

3. Landowners who have signed up 2 years in a row.

4. Landowners who have signed up 1 year.

The drawing is the beginning of the continuous list system. Landowners will be able to begin signing up on this list September 1, 2022 but will go to the bottom of the list after the drawing is complete. Landowners will be able to sign up any time of year after this. They will also be able to sign up in each of the Resource Concern Categories.



- Each landowner (defined by SSN or TIN associated with the ground) can only be on the list one time per SSN or TIN.

- No trading sports on the list with other landowners.

- There will be no skipping and coming back to landowners if they are not ready. If a landowner is not ready for any reason they will be moved to the bottom of the list.

Maximums for practices are $30,000 for terrace and $20,000 for ponds. Other practices vary.

Once again, if you have any questions, please contact our office.