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Benton SWCD Staff

Gerry Maciej
District Manager

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  • Administration

  • Grant Writing

  • Program Coordination






Mike McMillin
District Technician

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  • Feedlot Practices

  • Livestock Environmental Quality Assessments (LEQA)

  • Manure Management Test Plots

  • Nutrient Management Test Plots

Casey gwost
District technician

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  • MN Buffer Law Implementation Program

  • MN Ag. Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP)

  • SWCD Local Capacity Services Program

  • Low-Income Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) Upgrade Program

  • Conservation Planning


Nathan Sanoski
District/Farm Bill Technician

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  • Ag BMP Low Interest Loan Program

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  • Native Buffer Program

  • Shelterbelts, Windbreaks, Living Snow Fences

  • Shoreline Stabilization

  • Wetland Restoration/Enhancement

  • Wildlife Habitat Planting

  • Well Sealing Program

Kelly Molitor
Watershed Technician

  • Works in both Benton & Sherburne Counties within the Elk River Watershed

  • Perform individual site assessments

  • Elk River Watershed Association (ERWA) Board Meetings


Travis Janson
Watershed Technician

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  • Irrigation Scheduling Program

  • Irrigation Uniformity Testing

  • Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP)

  • Discovery Farm Program

  • Central Sands Private Well Network


Amanda Guertin
Water Plan Technician

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  • Benton County Water Plan

  • Water Resource Advisory Committee (WRAC)

  • Water quality monitoring

  • Education & outreach



Renee Thell
Administrative Assistant

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  • Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Tree Program

  • Tree Stewardship

  • Website


NRCS Staff

Pat Gehling
District conservationist

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  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Barb Zeroth
Soil conservationist

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  • Environmental Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Prescribed Burning

  • Shelterbelts, Windbreaks, Living Snow Fences

  • Prescribed Grazing

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Joey leblanc
Civil Engineering Tech

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  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Erosion Control

  • Feedlots and Manure Storage

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  • Administrative Assistant

Contact Us:

Phone: 320-968-5300 Ext. 3

Fax: 855-739-3983

14 2nd Avenue West Foley, MN 56329

*Please see the Location & Hours page for more information

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