Lower St. Croix Watershed Partnership ramps up support for local farmers

In addition to hiring Jennifer Hahn as a Minnesota Extension agronomist to serve the region, the partnership is hosting workshops for large and small-scale farmers; offering incentive payments for cover crops, nutrient management, prescribed grazing and tillage management; and conducting listening sessions with beginning farmers at Big River Farms in May Twp. 

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New expert support and funds available for farmers in the Lower St. Croix Watershed

The Lower St. Croix Watershed Partnership has hired a Minnesota Extension agronomy outreach specialist – Jennifer Hahn – and has earmarked more than $200,000 to support soil health practices and conservation plans for farmers in the local region.

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It’s all about the bees

Washington Conservation District recognizes Pam Arnold & Laurie Schneider for their conservation efforts The bee is a curious ambassador for the Earth. They are little. They sting. They tiptoe across flowers on insect legs, waving insect antenna, and peering out at the world through kaleidoscoped insect eyes. The females do all of the work, and…

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Improving Soil Health, Measuring Economic Benefits, and Learning From Other Farmers

In 2016, Moore found that he no longer had to spend time or money to repair erosion in his fields and he observed fewer problems with weed pressure and white mold in soybeans.

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Water Quality Certification Program Helps to Nudge Minnesota Farmers in a New Direction

Today, Arnold is somewhat of a trendsetter herself. She farms just over 40-acres of land along the St. Croix River in Scandia and has become an advocate for the river and other environmental concerns.

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Inside a Tiny Fairy Kingdom

They don’t get much acclaim, but I am strangely infatuated with mushrooms. They sprout up out of dried leaves and rotting logs on the forest floor in vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow. I crouch down low to peer at the gills beneath their silky caps and look for tiny fairies hiding in the moss…

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