Grazing Infrastructure Cost-Share

2022 grazing infrastructure cost-share enrollment is closed. The continuation of this program in 2023 is to be determined.

In 2022, the grazing infrastructure cost-share program recruited 18 graziers to receive $5,000 each to help pay for mobile fence and water for grazing. Our goal was for this money to enable farmers to graze more acres of either perennial pasture and/or cover crops.

We tracked the number of acres grazed and the return on investment of the grazing infrastructure cost-share on each farm. This program is for participants who graze livestock in a way that benefits soil health. Beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers are prioritized.

To qualify: 

  • You must farm in Iowa.
  • Be a member of Practical Farmers of Iowa.
  • Must be EQIP eligible.
  • You may not overlap this cost-share with NRCS cost share.

If accepted, you agree to: 

  • Track and share economic and production data.
  • Use funds to purchase mobile fence and water infrastructure and turn in receipts.
  • Attend one PFI in-person event.
  • Complete an annual cost-share program survey.
  • Comply with NRCS fence standards.

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Contact our livestock farm viability manager, Margaret Chamas, by emailing or by calling the office at (515) 232-5661.