Cover Crop Workshop

Great discussion will be had and a free lunch.  What more could a person ask for? 


Benton SWCD 2018 Tree Sale Has begun

Click on the order form to the right be directed to the trees Page




We are currently sold out for the 2018 tree sale......

Black Chokeberry

Red Splendor Crabapple

Paper Birch

Balsam Fir


Frozen Fest 2/15/18

Kelly and Casey had the pleasure of attending Frozen Fest at St. Ben's. 

They had a blast teaching the kids about how a watershed functions, and that keeping the soil covered with various plants helps to reduce pollutions from getting into our lakes and rivers. 


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2/20/18 - Last week Mike McMillin, who were among a group of 23 conversations leaders from across Minnesota, who visited Washington, D.C as part of a leadership development program sponsored by Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts.


While in Washington, the group me with Minnesota and federal lawmakers, including the United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service.  The Washington D.C. seminar is one of seven sessions that are part of MASWCD's Leadership Program led by the University of Minnesota Extensions.

Click on the picture above to read more about the Popp family.  Thank you Sauk Rapids Herald for the great article.

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Upcoming events:

*March 3rd - Benton County DHIA Annual Meeting and Banquet - Click here for flyer.

* March 5th - Nitrogen Smart Workshop - Foley - Henry's Catering 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Click here for flyer.

*March 8th - Farmers Fair - Roscoe - Roadside Tavern 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  - Click here for flyer.

*Multiple events - 2018 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshops - Click here for flyer. (Jan 16 - Feb 28)

*Multiple events - Strategic Farming - Growing Soybeans that Out-Compete Weeds - Click here for flyer. (Jan 17 - Mar 2)


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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 we had some of our staff attend the 4th Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference.  There was a general session and some break out sessions (pictured above).  It was a great conference!

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