Welcome to the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District
14 2nd Avenue West
Phone: (320) 968-5300 Ext. 3
2014 Tree Order Form Now Avaliable
12/3/13 - The Benton SWCD is pleased to announce the start of the 2014 tree ordering season has begun. All Benton County residents should receive a green tree order form in the mail in by the end of December. If you do not receive one, the order form can be picked up at our office or can be downloaded from our website at www.soilandwater.org.The trees are available on a first come first served basis, so place orders early for best selection. Click here for 2014 TREE ORDER FORM
Hansmeier Named 2013 Outstanding Conservation Cooperator
8/13/2013 - Jon Hansmeier has been selected by the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2013 Outstanding Conservation Cooperator of the Year. Hansmeier lives and farms in Glendorado Township and has 660 acres of cropland in a corn/soybean rotation along with 40 acres of hay land. He has been farming on his own for 34 years. Next year Hansmeier’s parent’s farm, which he now operates, will become a century farm.
CRP SAFE "Back Forty Pheasant Habitat" Acres Still Available!
8/6/2013 - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) currently is offering a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign up to enroll land into the State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) - Back Forty Pheasant Habitat, conservation practice. As part of the continuous enrollment portion of CRP, Minnesota landowners have been allocated a limited amount of acres for enrollment in the CRP SAFE program, which establishes small blocks of grassland, and enhances existing habitats. These acres will be limited to a “first come, first serve” basis.
Upcoming Local Conservation Events
7/31/2013 - The month of August will kick off with a number of fun filled activities for people of all ages.