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Clean water, crop yields benefit from local, science-based research

Clean water, crop yields benefit from local, science-based research

March 5, 2020 by

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.

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What the Heck is an SWCD?

What the Heck is an SWCD?

March 4, 2020 by

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?

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Cover Crop Grant Funding Now Available

Cover Crop Grant Funding Now Available

February 23, 2020 by

Funding to help local producers plant cover crops is now available through the SWCD.

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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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