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11 , 2010


FEBRUARY 11 , 2016


4:30 p.m.

SWCD Office

USDA Service Center

900 Washington St. NW

Preston, MN 


The SWCD/NRCS offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for the President's Day Holiday.




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Root River One Watershed, One Plan Pilot Project

        **Natural Resources Survey

        **Flood Damage Survey

        **Drinking Water Survey

NEW - The SWCD offers a $500 scholarship to a graduating Fillmore County Senior who will be pursuing a career in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field.  Applications will be accepted at the SWCD office until 4:00 pm on March 25, 2016 and must include an essay, in 500 words or less, about "What Natural Resources Conservation Means to Me". 

The Goldsmith Brothers were named Minnesota's Outstanding Conservationists at the MASWCD Convention on Tuesday, December 8th.  Paula Mohr, The Farmer magazine and Ian Cunningham, President of the MASWCD presented the Goldsmiths with the award.  Congratulations!

L to R:  Paula Mohr, The Farmer Magazine, Sharon and Ross Goldsmith, Patty and Steve Goldsmith and Ian Cunningham, President of MASWCD.

The Goldsmith's were also featured in an article in the Star Tribune. Click on this link to read the full story.

2016 Tree Order Form

Fall/Winter Conservation Chronicles

Grazing Gazette - January-February Edition

Farmers Find Conservation Good For Dobbins Creek and Soil Health

Dean Thomas, the Area Soil Health Technician, was mentioned in this article.

 Check out this NRCS You Tube       video.  This ad is part of an on-going awareness and education campaign designed to help farmers, landowners and consumers understand the basics and benefits of soil health.  Later this year public service announcements will be aired on television and radio stations.

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Root River Landscape Stewardship Plan

Cover Crop Fact Sheet

Rain Barrel Order Form & FAQ's

Bacteria testing is available at the SWCD office.  The cost for a bacteria test is $25.  There is a reduced cost for households with a pregnant female or a child under the age of one.  Click here for more information.

Lost Creek Hiking Trail

The Rent You Receive Is More Than Just Money


Last updated: February 9 , 2016



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