Agriculture and Groundwater: Identifying Local Solutions to Protect Both

Farming and water go hand in hand. Farmers are on the front lines of protecting soil and water resources while continuing to make improvements that increase farm profitability and sustainability. As a member of the area farming community, we want your input on identifying local solutions to groundwater issues.

This winter, East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting three individual meetings to hear from farmers about:
Practices being used currently and their relationship to water quality
New practices local farmers may be interested in trying and why
Ways that the SWCD can help address the barriers to adopting new practices

Information collected in these meetings will be used by the SWCD to work with farmers to overcome the barriers to the adoption of irrigation and nutrient management practices. Farmers here can continue to set an example for the rest of Minnesota, showing how locally-driven strategies can (and do) protect farmers’ bottom lines and our soil and water resources at the same time.

There are three different opportunities to participate. All are from 11:00am-3:00pm, with free lunch included. Each meeting will cover the same topics, so please choose the one that best fits your schedule and join the SWCD and your neighbors for this important conversation.

Thursday, November 30; The Cactus, Perham
Tuesday, December 12; Prairie Event Center, Parkers Prairie
Thursday, January 25; Osage Community Center, Osage

This event is free, but registration is required. Register at least two days prior to the meeting you are interested in attending. Questions? Contact Brittney Johnson at 218-346-4260 ext 117.

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