Benton SWCD

Welcome to the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District


14 2nd Avenue West
Foley, MN 56329


Phone: (320) 968-5300 Ext. 3


Proudly serving Benton County since 1948


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9.20.17 Soil Health Field Day - hosted by Sherurne SWCD and NRCS

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 September 20th, 2017

Town Hall, Haven Township
4230 45th Ave SE
St. Cloud, MN  56304 


Cover Crops in the news!!!!! 

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Article done by Ann Wessel - Information Officer for BWSR

 8.1.17 Mel Hauck BWSR story done by Ann Wessel



Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality

Certification Program

Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program - MAWQCP2017 MAH Certification - Eric Sannerud 7.25.17

 Certifying that Minnesota's farms and waters can prosper together


Mighty Axe HopsTM receives certification in the Minnesota Ag. Water Quality Certification Program!

     Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to recognize MAH Holdings LLP (Mighty Axe HopsTM) for their certification into the Minnesota Agricultrual Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  Mighty Axe HopsTM is Minnesota's largest hop farm featuring 80 acres of hops, plus a state-of-the-art harvest facility. They began their expansion, and construction of the harvest facility and hop fields last year.




Congratulations to our Area II contest winners!!!!

2017 all winners - Area II winners

1st Place Poster - Lauren Barthelemy
2nd Place Poster - Brandt Andres
2nd Place Mural - Jordyn Lee, Ava Athman, Delia Gustofson

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