Westport The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will be assisting agricultural landowners with completion of Soil Group worksheets for agricultural exemption. The exemptions are for qualifying landowners earning $10,000 or more per year from their agricultural operation. Landowners making changes to current qualifying parcels need to have updated worksheets for acreage and ownership changes. Agricultural landowners should first contact their local assessor to determine eligibility. Contact the District office at 962-8225 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.