People's Garden Making a Difference

For the last 4 years, the Madison, Minnesota United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Lac Qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has planted and maintained a perennial People’s Garden. 

Rain Gauge Monitors Honored During National Volunteer Week

Richard and Dolores Mauch, Big Stone County were honored  by State Climatologist, Greg Spoden with the Minnesota DNR for their thirty-five years of their generous  time and attention to the weather. In addition, the Mauch family has served as Earth Team Volunteers.

Are you ready for spring planting?

Don't forget to check over the content of your conservation plan.

As you move ahead with your spring planting plans for 2014 remember to take time to check over the content of your conservation plan.   

Installing and/or Modifying Drainage Systems

If you are considering installing, improving or modifying existing drainage, make sure that you stop by the local Farm Service Agency Office (FSA) to update the AD-1026 form (Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Certification).

New Program to Improve Pollinator Health

Beekeepers in Minnesota are losing unprecedented numbers of honey bee hives each year.  

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