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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 monitoring



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