Soil & Water

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What We Do

Soil & Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government. There are 96 of them in North Carolina, covering the state’s 100 counties. They approve soil and water conservation plans, identify and plan local resource conservation work and coordinate the conservation efforts of federal and state agencies within the district. 

The districts work closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Division of Soil and Water Conservation under the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  NRCS provides soil conservation specialists to help landowners and land users. The division provides financial, technical and administrative support to the districts. Technical assistance can be provided to the landowner in varying capacities based on his/her needs. 

The district also provides educational services for schools, civic groups, and any organization. If you have any questions regarding what our office is capable of, please call us at 336-318-6490. 


To develop and carry out programs for the conservation, protection and development of soil, water and related plant and animal resources within Randolph County. The mission is accomplished by cooperating with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services in working hand in hand with the American people to conserve natural resources on private lands.

Conservation assistance includes providing planning assistance, application assistance, practice-system maintenance and follow-up, administrative assistance, and communications and relations to employees, partners, stakeholders and private landowners in the community. There are 3 allocated positions for this department.

GEO Data

Randolph County Geology

Randolph County is located in the Carolina Slate Belt.  The Web link presents the Carolina Slate Belt broken down into Metamorphic and Intrusive Rocks. Visit the NC Geological Survey page.

Randolph County Topographical Map

View the Randolph County Topographical map.

Farming Statistics of Randolph County

The Statistics are provided by the USDA.

New Farmer Help

Visit the USDA website for more information.


Visit our Federal and State Programs page for details.

Upcoming Events

Federal Programs

  • EQIP, Year-Round
  • SWCA, Year-Round
  • FIP, Year-Round
  • WHIP, Year-Round

State Programs 

  • Ag-Cost Share Program, Year-Round
  • StRAP, Year-Round

Visit our Educational page for Educational program dates.