Geo-Textile

geo textile

In addition to rental equipment we supply rolls of non-woven geo-textile fabric, which is required in many of the cost-share practices we participate in.  The cost of 15' wide fabric is $1.50 per running foot if bought by the 300' roll, or $1.70 per running foot if cut to measure.

 

Tree Sale

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The District sponsors an Annual Spring Tree Sale where fruit trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs are sold - including apple, apricot, arborvitae, barberry, boxwood, burning bush, butterfly bush, cherry, crabapple, crepe myrtle, dogwood, forsythia, grape, holly, hydrangea, juniper, lilac, magnolia, maple, nandina, oak, peach, pear, quince, redbud, snowball, viburnum, weigela, and willow.

In 2010, we added a Fall Tree Sale including mums from PWP Greenhouses.

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Equipment Rental

At the Fentress County Soil Conservation District, we offer rental of various types of equipment to help you get the job done.

The No-Till Seed Drill is 7 feet across.  It can be pulled with a 60 hp tractor and requires hydraulic lines and PTO.  With 3 seed hoppers, it can be used to plant all grass types without furrowing the soil.  The rental fee is $8.00 per acre with a $25.00 minimum payment.

The Manure Spreader has a 5 ton capacity and can be pulled with a 60 hp tractor and requires hydraulic lines and PTO.  The rental fee is $50.00 per day with a $150.00 cleaning/damage deposit.

The Corn Planter is a 7 feet wide 4 row planter.  It can be pulled with a 60 hp tractor and requires hydraulic lines and PTO.  The rental fee is $50.00 per day with a $50.00 cleaning/damage deposit at time of rental.

The Lime Spreader has a 3 ton capacity.  It can be pulled with a 60 hp tractorand requires hydraulic lines and PTO.  The rental fee is $50.00 per day with a deposit of $50.00 cleaning/damage deposit at time of rental.

 

Our History

 

The Fentress County Soil Conservation District was organized June 28, 1955 by mandate of the Soil Conservation District Law of 1939. The District works directly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to administer an effective conservation program promoting the wise use of the county’s natural resources. This function is fulfilled through educational programs, stewardship, awards programs, and by working closely with area farmers and ranchers.

The District assists with the allocation of Federal and State cost-sharing funds for approved conservation practices. The Fentress County Soil Conservation District works with landowners throughout the year to assist them in protecting and preserving the natural resources of our county while maximizing their use and improving productivity. We are able to accomplish this through grants from the TN Department of Agriculture and funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (EQIP and WHIP) programs.

In 2012, approximately $265,000.00 was obligated and spent through these programs. These funds aid landowners in installing many conservation measures, which aid in reducing soil erosion and improving water quality.

Fentress County SCD Board Meetings

Board meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month in our office at 452 E. Mark Twain Avenue, Jamestown, Tn. 38556. Board meetings start at 5:00 p.m.  and are open to the public.