Kittson SWCD grows soil health program via incentives, outreach

Kittson County farmers are trying soil health practices through the SWCD’s flexible incentive program, and through a demonstration project whose partners include General Mills, the University of Minnesota and American Crystal Sugar.

In Meeker County, outreach funds boost MN CREP awareness, sign-ups

With grant funds dedicated to outreach, Pheasants Forever senior Farm Bill biologist Josh Pommier could spend more time promoting MN CREP as an option. To date, Meeker County landowners have enrolled 30 MN CREP easements totaling nearly 1,100 acres.

Faribault County cover crop trials spark some permanent conversion

Most farmers who worked with the Faribault County SWCD on a three-year, incentivized cover crop trial supported by a BWSR Clean Water Fund demonstration grant have committed to continuing the practice, which benefits the soil, water quality and habitat.