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Brandon Sears
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CAIP 2018

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C.A.I.P. Cost Share Information

2018 CAIP Cost Share Sign-Ups Underway

The 2018 County Agricultural Investment Program, C.A.I.P. (formally known as the Phase I cost-share assistance program) sign-up period has started.

Applications for this program will be available now through April 27th at the Madison County Conservation District, 1024 Ival James Blvd Suite A1, in Richmond, Kentucky 859-624-1981, Ext. 3.

There are 11 investment areas, which include commercial production of aquaculture; bees and honey; equine; forage; beef cattle (heifer and bull purchases); goats and sheep; horticulture; poultry; swine; and timber, as well as energy efficiency and production; farm infrastructure and water enhancement, marketing, value-added production and technology and leadership development. The program offers a 50 percent cost-share rate on these practices, with a $3,000 maximum for primary investment areas, and a $1,500 maximum for secondary investment areas. Please inquire through the Madison County Conservation District about specifics for each area.

Visit the Madison County Conservation District located at 1024 Ival James Blvd, Suite A1, in Richmond, Kentucky, now through April 27th for an application. For more information, call 859-624-1981, Ext.3.

*The 2018 CAIP Cost Share program educational requirement for approved applicants has changed. Read your application packet carefully!*

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