SWCD December Board Meeting

December 10, 2020 at 1:30pm via Zoom

Contact SWCD staff for further information

Our Mission

To serve the residents of Freeborn County by creating an awareness of soil and water resource concerns, by offering practical alternatives to manage these concerns, and by providing technical assistance (as local resources allow) to apply and maintain best management practices (BMPs) that impact water quality while sustaining soil productivity and land-user profits.

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Thinking about implementing cover crops or structural practices? We have cost share available for many practices. Stop down at the NRCS/SWCD office to see if you may be elligible! 

Nitrogen Fertilizer Restrictions Begin September 1

Where does the restriction apply?

The application of nitrogen fertilizer in the fall and on frozen soil will be restricted in areas vulnerable to groundwater contamination. This will also apply to Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMAs) with elevated nitrate levels. Vulnerable groundwater areas include coarse textured soils, karst geology, and shallow bedrock.

Further Information

Information on a prerecorded presentation and a live webinar through WebEx on August 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 is available at: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/groundwater-protection-rule-webinar or visit https://www.mda.state.mn.us/nfr for more information pertaining to the Ground Water Protection Rule.

ATTENTION:  Farmers, rural landowners, and Freeborn County citizens

During this unprecedented time Freeborn County SWCD Staff can be contacted via email as we will have limited phone access:

Phone: 1-507-320-3725

Phone: 1-507-320-3728

Phone: 1-507-320-3741

Phone: 1-507-320-3737

No-Till Drill Rental

Interested in no-till drilling soybean, cover crops, or seeding CRP or a buffer?

The Freeborn SWCD has drill that can be rented. Visit our No-Till Drill page to learn more!

Waseca County Self-Guided Soil Health Tour Information

Freeborn County Soil and Water Conservation District

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 7:30 to 4:00

Closed Federal Holidays

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Albert Lea, MN 56007


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