Clean water, crop yields benefit from local, science-based research
March 05, 2020 by EOT SWCD
PERHAM —When Mark Riestenberg installed an irrigator in 1995, he relied on a handful of soil and a look at what the neighbors were doing to decide when to turn it on.
Twenty-five years later, neighbors still rely on neighbors to determine when to irrigate. But now they’re watching Riestenberg and about 45 other farmers who work with East Otter Tail Soil & Water Conservation District staff on a science-based approach to irrigation scheduling.Read More
What the Heck is an SWCD?
March 04, 2020 by Darren Newville
Soil and Water Conservation District, Soils Office, Soil Conservation Service, Soil and Water, what….? What is a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) other than a mouthful, and why should you care? I’ve been working for SWCD’s for over 25 years and I believe that 90% of the general public does not know what a SWCD is or what we do. So, what the heck is an SWCD?Read More
Cover Crop Grant Funding Now Available
February 23, 2020 by SWCD
Funding to help local producers plant cover crops is now available through the SWCD.Read More
Wayne Enger Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified
February 18, 2020 by MAWQCP
Wayne Enger, board member of the EOT SWCD, recently became a Water Quality Certified Farm through Minnesota's Ag Water Quality Certification Program.Read More
Bruce and Carol Albright Farm Becomes Water Quality Certified
October 31, 2019 by MAWQCP
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.Read More