Franklin County landowners who wish to implement conservation practices on their land in order to address soil health, water quality, wildlife habitat and other natural resource concerns should contact the Franklin County Conservation District to make application for 2019 funding.

At this time the exact amount of funding to be allocated for projects through the Kansas Water Plan Fund is unknown; however all landowners with potential projects are encouraged to contact the conservation district to discuss projects and possible application.

Applications are ranked beginning July 1, using local soil health and watershed health related criteria, and are then approved by the KDA Division of Conservation. Applications are available online at and at the USDA Service Center, 343 W 23rd St., Ottawa.