Welcome to the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District
14 2nd Avenue West
Phone: (320) 968-5300 Ext. 3
2013 Benton County Residents Rural Amnesty Days
5/23/2013 - Are you plagued with storing that old broken TV, or maybe you have an old piece of furniture you can't wait to get out of the way. You can get rid of your household waste for little or no charge at the County drop-off site to help with your summer clean-up activities.
Soil Rental Rates Increase & Sign-ups Begin for the CRP!
5/16/2013 - Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) soil rental rates for non-irrigated cropland have increased this year to better reflect location and market conditions. With the increase in soil rental rates, Benton County now ranges from $59 to $88 per acre compared to the old rates which ranged from $44 to $66 per acre. Mille Lacs County soil rental rates have increased to $52 to $84 per acre and Morrison County has increased to $61 to $95 per acre.
Benton County Coloring Contest Winners
5/8/2013 - Every spring the Benton SWCD sponsors a coloring contest for the kindergarten through fourth grade students in Benton County. Hundreds of students in Benton County submitted a coloring sheet provided to them with this year's theme, "Community Waters." This year we had 460 participants that entered the contest!
Benton County Students Receive Awards in County Contests!
4/29/2013 - Every spring the Benton SWCD and the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) sponsor the 5th and 6th grade Poster, Mural, Essay, & Photo Contests. Hundreds of 5th and 6th grade students in Benton County composed and submitted posters, murals, essays, and photos with this year's theme of "Community Waters." This year there was a total of 318 posters, 23 murals, 16 essays, and 29 photo entries!