Benton SWCD 2018 Tree Sale
Trees are going fast. Please call the office to reserve your trees today.
320-968-5300 ext 3
Click on the order form to the right be directed to the trees Page
We are currently sold out for the 2018 tree sale......
Red Splendor Crabapple
Thank you to everyone that came out to the March 14th Cover Crop Workshop.
Special thank you to our presenters (Randy Pepin, U of M Extension Educator in Livestock and Jared Goplen, U of M Extension Educator in Crops) and a great panel of farmers that came out to give their experience with cover crops. (Mel Hauck, Glen Kaschmitter, and Lee Zabinski) Below are some pictures of cover crops that have been planted.
*****NITROGEN SMART: FUNDAMENTALS (below invite) - HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY MARCH 26, 12:30-3:30 AT HENRY'S CATERING*****
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.
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.
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!