Congratulations to Bruce and Carol Albright – their farm is now Water Quality Certified in Minnesota’s Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP)! The Albrights received their Water Quality Certified Farm sign on a snowy Friday in October!
The Albright family has a legacy of applying conservation on their land. Bruce’s Dad served on the East Otter Tail Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service (ASCS) Committee for over 30 years as well as being State President at one time. Bruce remembers that conservation was always a part of everyday family conversations and that his Dad installed grassed waterways and terraces to control runoff to the lake. Currently the Albrights have their cropland in perennial vegetation through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), resulting in protection of water and soil resources.
As the Administrator of the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) in Barnesville, Bruce became very familiar with the MAWQCP program a few years ago, when this Watershed District became one of the ‘pilot areas’ for this newly-developed program. Bruce appreciates the good conservation decisions that producers make as they participate in the voluntary MAWQCP program.
Bruce and Carol strongly believe in natural resource conservation. As Bruce says, “My philosophy is that I’m only the caretaker of my land for the time I’m here on earth, and then, the next generation takes over. I want to the leave the land in the best possible condition that I can.”
Congratulations again to Bruce and Carol Albright for achieving Water Quality Certification on their land in Otter Tail County!