Soil and Water Conservation
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
10165 Oxford Pike
Brookville, IN 47012-9414
(765) 647-2651, ext. 3—Office Number
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District provides information about soil, water and related natural resources conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of education, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
The Franklin County SWCD has a 10ft Great Plains no-till drill for rent to landowners/producers. The drill is for planting soybeans 7 small grains. Minimum size tractor recommended is 80 horsepower; it has pioneer hydraulic tips, 1 inch bubble coulters, 10ft planting width, 8 inch row spacing, double press wheels and 12 1/2 ft transport width. The 7ft Great Plains no-till drill for rent is for planting Warm-Season-Grasses. Minimum size tractor recommended is 60 horsepower; it has pioneer hydraulic tips, 7ft planting width, 8 inch row spacing, bubble coulters, single press wheel and 9 ½ ft transport width.
The cost to renting the no-till drills is $10/acre with a $50 minimum charge.
Franklin County Government Center
Offices located in the Government Center are: Assessor, Auditor, Area Planning, Commissioners, Franklin County Economic Development, Health Department, Park and Recreation, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Recorder, Surveyor, Treasurer, Veteran’s Services
Franklin County Courthouse
Offices located in the County Courthouse are: Circuit Court Judge, Clerk, Prosecutor