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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

ISDA > Divisions > Soil Conservation > Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program > Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements?

Landowners can offer eligible cropland in all or portions of 65 counties in the following watersheds:

  • Highland-Pigeon Watershed
  • Lower East Fork White
  • Lower Wabash
  • Lower White
  • Middle Wabash-Busseron
  • Middle Wabash-Deer
  • Middle Wabash-Little Vermillion
  • Tippecanoe Watershed
  • Upper East Fork White
  • Upper Wabash
  • Upper White Watershed

The CREP is open to all or a portion of the following counties:
Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Daviess, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Montgomery, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Starke, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wells, White, and Whitley.

Sign –up and Eligibility Requirements
Enrollment is anytime throughout the year. Cropland must meet cropping history criteria and be physically and legally capable of being cropped in a normal manner. Persons who have acreage under an existing CRP contract or an approved offer with a contract pending are ineligible for CREP on that acreage until that contract expires. Other requirements may also apply. Interested producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for specific information regarding their eligibility for CREP.

When is the sign up and how long does land remain under contract?

Sign up for the Indiana CREP began July 18, 2005 and will continue until enrollment goals are attained. Land enrolled in the program remains under contract for a period of 14 to 15 years, as specified in the contract.

Where can I get more information?
More information on the Indiana CREP is available at local Soil and Water Conservation District offices.

CREP Leaders:

Highland-Pigeon Watershed 
Linda Voglund
812.698.2278

Lower East Fork White Watershed
Kevin Baird
812.620.5193

Lower Wabash Watershed
Linda Voglund
812.698.2278

Lower White Watershed
Don Ryan
812.698.2679

Middle Wabash-Busseron Watershed
Dale Walker
765.516.3057

Middle Wabash-Deer Watershed
Sarah Lake
765.577.0360

Middle Wabash-Little Vermillion Watershed
Julie Morris
219.869.9123

Tippecanoe Watershed
Chris Gardner
260.341.6548

Upper East Fork White Watershed
Mark Thomas
812.599.8964

Upper Wabash Watershed
Julie Harrold
260.341.6698

Upper White Watershed
Nan Hammel
260.450.1087