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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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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! 

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! 


Interested in something more permanent than CRP? CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) is now open for enrollment! CREP is a permanent RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) easement paired with a 14-15 year CRP contract. Currently accepting Filter Strips 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 or visit the CREP page. 

Now accepting 2020 tree orders

2020 Tree Order Form

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

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2019 newsletter.


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Freeborn County 

Soil and Water

Conservation District