The Continuous Cover Program (CCP) provides funding to help convert traditional row-cropped fields to continuous vegetative cover. This program is available to landowners in Dane County who meet the eligibility requirements below.
Continuous vegetation can increase water infiltration, reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, build soil health, increase wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, and diversify production practices. Eligible continuous vegetative cover types include:
Applicants will work with staff to determine the best cover type and implementation strategy for their land. Land is enrolled in a 15-year contract where landowners receive payment once the cover is planted and certified by staff. Program participation is contingent on available funding.
Continuous Cover Program information is also available in a printable fact sheet (PDF).
In order to be eligible for this program, the landowner must meet the following requirements:
Applications will be taken throughout the year. Program is contingent on available funds and county budgets. During the term of the cost-share contract, staff may conduct on-site verification of use.