SWCD Regular Board Meeting
November 2021 at 1:30pm
Wednesday November 17

SWCD Regular Board Meeting 
December 9, 2021 at 1:30

Freeborn Room
at the Freeborn County Court House
Enter through Law Enforcement Doors

Virtual Option Available
Contact SWCD Staff for more Information

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Freeborn County

Emergency quarantine on wood movement put in place!

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EBA) in Freeborn County for the first time. 

For more information visit

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:

Mark Trnka:

Phone: 1-507-320-3725
Phone: 1-507-320-3728
Phone: 1-507-320-3741
Phone: 1-507-320-3737
Phone: 1-507-320-3739

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!


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! 


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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