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What Is Happening To My Trees?

What Is Happening To My Trees?

September 05, 2023 by

“What is happening to my trees?” is the most common question that I’ve been hearing over the past month. 

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Clean, Drain, and Dispose to Protect Minnesota Waters

Clean, Drain, and Dispose to Protect Minnesota Waters

August 07, 2023 by

With roughly 11,842 lakes in the state, it’s no wonder Minnesotans spend a lot of their summer free time out on the water. Because of this, individuals have easily and unknowingly spread aquatic invasive species (AIS) when moving their boats and other water-related equipment around to different waterbodies, leading to eight percent of Minnesota’s water becoming impaired with aquatic invasive species.

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Spotted Knapweed

Spotted Knapweed

August 01, 2023 by

If you’re driving around Otter Tail County these bright summer days, it’s very likely that you’ll notice some patches of airy purple flowers with greyish-green leaves growing in road ditches and fields. Blooming June through August, spotted knapweed is especially noticeable this time of year. And because it likes our sandy soils, it is pretty well-spread throughout Otter Tail County.

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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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