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MN Ag Water Quality Certified Farm is Growing for the Community

MN Ag Water Quality Certified Farm is Growing for the Community

June 12, 2023 by

Underneath a canopy of aged hardwoods north of Crosby lies 10.5 acres of land dedicated to growing fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms for the local community. The operation is run by Derrick Justin, who recently became water quality certified through the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), on May 4, 2023. The program itself is voluntary and certifies producers using conservation-minded practices to protect water quality.

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Teiken Farm Earns Water Quality Stewardship Certification

Teiken Farm Earns Water Quality Stewardship Certification

May 23, 2023 by

Jason Teiken joins the rising number of producers becoming certified as stewards of water quality through the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) - a voluntary opportunity that certifies farmers taking the lead in implementing conservation-minded practices to protect water quality.

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Keranen Pasture-Based Farm Earns Water Quality Certification

Keranen Pasture-Based Farm Earns Water Quality Certification

May 19, 2023 by

Bob Keranen’s grass-fed cattle farm joins the rising number of producers becoming certified as stewards of water quality through the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) - a voluntary opportunity that certifies farmers taking the lead in implementing conservation-minded practices to protect water quality. Keranen’s 320 acres of pastureland achieved water quality certification in April of 2022, accompanying over 1,300 producers in Minnesota farming more than 950,000 certified acres within the program.

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Four Hill Farms Inc. Achieve Water Quality Certification

Four Hill Farms Inc. Achieve Water Quality Certification

April 24, 2023 by

Four Hill Farms Inc., proudly operated by Nathan and Jacob Thompson, has recently become water quality certified under the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).


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Sedlachek Family Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

Sedlachek Family Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

April 13, 2023 by

East Otter Tail and Wadena SWCD staff assist farmers with becoming Water Quality Certified.

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Arlin Wanderi Farms now Water Quality Certified

Arlin Wanderi Farms now Water Quality Certified

July 06, 2020 by

Congratulations to Arlin Wanderi!  His farms are now Water Quality Certified in Minnesota’s Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  

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Winkelman Farm Achieves Water Quality Certification

Winkelman Farm Achieves Water Quality Certification

June 23, 2020 by

Babe Winkelman’s name is often recognized for his hunting and fishing adventures.  Now the Winkelman Farm is being recognized for achieving Water Quality Certification in Minnesota’s Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  And Babe Winkelman is the first to say that all of the conservation stewardship efforts on their farm have been a ‘family project’.

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Neighbors Saying Thank You

Neighbors Saying Thank You

March 23, 2020 by

Last year I gave a presentation on the Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) at a meeting of the Central Minnesota Irrigator’s Corporation (CMIC).  This meeting was held in Wadena, and the farmers in attendance utilize irrigation in their farming operations and come from the surrounding area.

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Wayne Enger Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified

Wayne Enger Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified

February 18, 2020 by

Wayne Enger, board member of the EOT SWCD, recently became a Water Quality Certified Farm through Minnesota's Ag Water Quality Certification Program. 

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Bruce and Carol Albright Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified

Bruce and Carol Albright Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified

October 31, 2019 by

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.

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Greenwaldt Farms Become Water Quality Certified

Greenwaldt Farms Become Water Quality Certified

September 20, 2019 by

Congratulations to Terry Greenwaldt and to his son, Jason Greenwaldt! Because of their decisions to practice conservation on their land, the Greenwaldt farms are now Water Quality Certified in Minnesota’s Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).

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Blickenstaff Dairy Becomes Water Quality Certified

Blickenstaff Dairy Becomes Water Quality Certified

April 23, 2019 by

Bryce Blickenstaff’s farming operation is now Water Quality Certified! Bryce received his Water Quality Certified Farm sign on April 23, 2019. 

Bryce’s farming operation is located north of New York Mills and involves corn, wheat, alfalfa, dairy cows, and turkey barns.

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Local father-son farmers get Water Quality Certified

Local father-son farmers get Water Quality Certified

November 06, 2018 by

Two new Water Quality Certified farms in Otter Tail County come from a family effort.

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