10 ft John Deere No-Till Drill

The St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District purchased our first no-till drill in July of 1992. The purchase was made using funds provided through a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  Our current drill (number seven) purchased in April 2017, is a 10 foot, John Deere, #1590.  This drill is equipped with a grass seed box attachment for planting smaller seeds such as clovers, alfalfa, and timothy.  Proceeds from equipment rental fees and the sale of used equipment has allowed the District to continue the program and purchase new drills as needed.

If you have never leased the drill before, please print out and mail the Tillage Equipment Rental Form and copy of Certificate of Insurance to the District or complete the interest form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.


10 ft John Deere No-Till Drill w/small grass seed box attachment
Purchased in April 2017 with grant funds from SMADC
Requires minimum 75 hp tractor
$10/ac and $25/day rental fee (minimum fee $50)
No-Till Drill Instructions
Tillage Equipment Rental Form


NEW Rental Equipment Policy Changes Effective November 5, 2015
Policy Revised June 1, 2016**

            Agricultural equipment will be leased to landowners of St. Mary’s County and are to be used within the boundaries of the County unless an exception is approved by the Board of Supervisors.  Appropriate requests for exception include properties that overlap county boundaries; St. Mary’s County landowners that farm properties in adjoining counties and for use as demonstration through cooperation with partner agencies.

          Leasing fees may be evaluated from time to time and modified to cover the costs for repair, maintenance, and future replacement of same equipment.  The minimum fee assessed to lease District equipment will be $50.00.

** Prior to leasing District owned equipment, the lessee must complete and sign an equipment lease policy, provide proof of $100,000 liability insurance on tow vehicle, and pay a $50 deposit.  The deposit will be put towards the total rental fee and subtracted from the amount owed when the invoice is processed.

          A new signed rental lease agreement and deposit are required each time a piece of equipment is rented and due prior to the equipment being used.  The deposit can be in the form of a check, cash, or credit card.  If a credit card is used, the $50.00 fee will show up immediately.  In the event that the equipment is not used, the deposit will be refunded.

          All paperwork (lease agreement, proof of insurance, and deposit) must be completed at the District office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  District equipment staff cannot, and will not process the paperwork or accept the deposit anywhere other than at the office.

          To arrange for pick-up of equipment please have your receipt available.  If you attempt to pick up the equipment without a receipt, you will be denied unless payment confirmation is verified.


The St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District Farm Equipment Rental Program is made possible by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) and the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC).