The application period for the Laurel County 2023 Cost Share is now closed.
2023 CAIP (County Agricultural Investment Program)
cost-share categories and guidelines:
Click links below to view guidelines.
- 2023 CAIP Standard Guidelines
- Agricultural Diversification
- Animal, Large (New BSE rules for bull purchases)
- Animal, Small
- Farm Infrastructure
- Fencing & On-Farm Water
- Forage & Grain Improvement
- Innovative Agricultural Systems
- On-Farm Energy
- Poultry & Other Fowl
- AgTech & Leadership Development
- Value-Added & Marketing
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I be reimbursed for the entire amount of the expenses submitted?
No. All programs are based on a 50/50 cost share. For example, if you spend 100 dollars on an applicable cost share item within one of the included programs, you will be reimbursed 50 dollars.
What is the Educational Requirement?
CAIP requires the applicant to complete a minimum of one (1) educational component prior to the disbursement of funds. The workshop, class, or presentation must be related to farm management, production, best management practices or marketing. Examples of types of sessions include field days, Private Pesticide Applicator training, meetings with guest presenters, webinars, etc.
Are fertilizer and soil amendments a cost share item?
No. Fertilizer and soil amendments (with the exception of lime) have been removed from the list of eligible cost-share items.
I am going to use lime as a cost-share item this year; do I need a soil test?
Yes. The soil test must be done BEFORE the lime is applied and the soil test results must indicate that the lime is needed.
Will the CAIP program pay for labor costs?
Some program areas designate labor as a cost-share item within the program guidelines. The applicant cannot be reimbursed for their own labor or for labor provided by the applicant's immediate family (example: father/mother, son/daughter, brother/sister, or in-laws.) Labor receipts must contain the name, address and contact information of each contracted laborer submitted for reimbursement.
Instructions for enrolling in the CAIP Trainings in the Online Learning Environment for Continuing Education Credit
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification
Another online learning opportunity that is currently available for producers is the Beef Quality Assurance certification. Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common-sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.
This certification is required for all producers who participate in the Large Animal project area of the CAIP Cost-Share Program