Welcome to the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District
14 2nd Avenue West
Phone: (320) 968-5300 Ext. 3
Ag Weather Network
Two Campbell Scientific Weather Stations were installed in the fall of 2014. These Weather Stations were built at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. This project is funded through Benton SWCD/NRCS & Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Campbell Scientific has implemented their weather stations to obtain meteorological data for teaching and research. The weather station sensors measure air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, precipitation, and barometric pressure.
The information gathered from the weather stations will be used for Irrigation Scheduler Program to calculate evapotranspiration (ET). ET is the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants. Click on the link below to access the ag weather network.
2016 Tree Sale
Our 2016 Tree Sale has ended. Thank you to all who participated, with your help we distributed over 24,000 trees to the community!
Our 2017 Tree Sales will begin in December. To be placed on our tree sale mail list, please send us your name and address Here.
Outstanding Conservationist recognized at State Convention
12/8/15- Ed, Kathy, and Eddy Popp were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, December 6-8, 2015 in Bloomington, Minn. They were selected by the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for the award.