SWCD Regular Board Meeting
August 12, 2021 at 1:30pm

Freeborn Room 
Freeborn County Courthouse

Enter through the Law Enforcement Center 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. 

Virtual Information Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 10 am and 6:30 pm

Register at https://www.mda.state.mn.us/eab


As we continue with these warm days remember to water you trees

It is Primary Nesting Season (May 15 to Aug 1).

During this time please remember that CRP should be minimally disturbed and if weed management is needed contact FSA for permission to spot clip.

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!


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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