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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! 

CREP Sign-up

Interested in something more permanent than CRP? With CRP open, CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) is now open for enrollment! This is a permanent RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) easement paired with a 14-15 year CRP contract.  This program is accepting filterstrips and wetland restorations for enrollment. If you would like to learn more about what this program has to offer stop down at the SWCD office for more information. Visit the CREP page for more information on the program. 

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Ask us how you could get certified with the MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program and be exempt from any new water quality laws for the next 10 years! 

Wondering if you are required to install a buffer? Check out the buffer map provided by the DNR at http://arcgis.dnr.state.mn.us/gis/buffersviewer/ or stop down at the office to speak with a technician! 


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.

View an electronic copy of the 2019 newsletter here.

Freeborn County

Soil and Water Conservation District