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Our team is dedicated to removing barriers and reducing risk for producers wanting to implement conservation practices into their operations. We'll work with you to identify the most practical solutions for your farm, and we'll connect you with cost-share and financial assistance programs to make these soil health solutions both accessible and affordable. 

Upcoming Webinar Series: Connecting Clients with Conservation Funding

Stearns County SWCD, The Nature Conservancy, and the MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program are hosting a webinar series to dive into financial and technical assistance opportunities for on-farm conservation efforts. Join us to learn more about: 

  • The Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program and its unique benefits - Thursday, February 18 at noon 

  • How to Engage with the Ecosystems Services Marketplace Consortium pilot project - Monday, February 22 at noon 

  • Specific cost share opportunities for growers and retailers - Thursday, February 25 at noon 

Join via Zoom:


For more information: Contact Mark Lefebvre at 320-345-6488 or


Participants may be eligible for Certified Crop Adviser CEU's. Information about how to apply for the credit (if approved) will be provided during each webinar. 



Visit the Stearns County SWCD Cover Crops website​, to learn more about funding opportunities. 


Visit the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program website to learn more about the program and how to become water quality certified. 

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