The Pope Soil and Water Conservation District 2022 Annual Report publication is now available.
Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District is co-hosting the Irrigators Clinic on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the Greenwald Pub. This event will be of interest to anyone who is
actively engaged in irrigation on agricultural lands and interested in soil health, farm economics, and research.
A great line-up of speakers has committed to participating in the event representing: University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Modern Farm Equipment, and Minnesota State Agricultural Center of Excellence.
Topics to be addressed during the day includes Managing Nitrogen for Corn Production in Irrigated Sands, Irrigation RCPP to Implement Innovative Irrigation Practices, Local Perspective on Cropland Irrigation Practices, Lesson Learned from Irrigation Management Research in Minnesota, Soil Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Systems, Crop Response to Extreme Temperature and Water, Conservation Economics on Minnesota Farms.
CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors (approval pending) will be offered.
Event registration begins at 9:00AM, with the program commencing at 9:15AM and concluding at 3:00PM. The cost to attend is $10 and lunch is included. Pre-registration is requested and can be completed online at: https://arcg.is/0L8Db8 (it is a Zero, not a O). If paying by check, please send a $10 check to Stearns SWCD Attention: Sharyn, 110 2nd St. Suite 128, Waite Park, MN 56387 by Monday, February 27, 2023. Registration at the door will increase to $20.
The event location is at Greenwald Pub 310 1st Ave North, Greenwald, Minnesota, 56335.
The event is sponsored by: MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program, Citizens Alliance Bank, EarthScout, Nutrien Ag Solutions, West Central Irrigation, Inc., Bonanza Valley State Bank, Pro-Ag Farmers Cooperative, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, Belgrade Coop Association, NutraDrip Irrigation Systems, Grand Irrigation, Inc., and Cold Spring Coop.
The event is organized by Stearns, Pope, Swift, Kandiyohi, and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
For more information contact Stearns County SWCD office at 320-251-7800 ext. 3 or visit https://www.stearnscountyswcd.net/irrigatorsclinic.
The Pope SWCD would like to share that landowners located in the Sauk River Watershed have a current opportunity through the Sauk River Protection Program in partnership with the Minnesota Land Trust.
There will be a meeting held on Wednesday, January 25 from 7 -9 pm and Wednesday, February 8th from 7-9pm at the Sauk Centre City Hall: 320 Oak Street S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378. Click on the information below to RSVP if you are interested.
Pope SWCD has been participating in watershed planning for all three of the watersheds within Pope County. The North Fork Crow River Watershed One Watershed One Plan was finished in 2018 and now implementation is being done. A story map was created to share with the public what we know about the watershed and where the partners will be working over the next 10 years to improve and protect resources in the watershed. Click Here to learn more about the North Fork Crow River Watershed!
The Sauk River Watershed plan was fully adopted in 2020 and implementation work is underway in this watershed as well. A story map was just finished in 2022 to share information with the public what we know about this watershed and the work planned by the partnership over the next 10 years! Click Here to Take a Walk Through The Sauk!
The Chippewa River Watershed is the final watershed going through a planning effort in Pope County. This planning effort began in 2022 and will take till 2024 to complete. Information is being reviewed and compiled like these other planning efforts have done. Watch our website for more updates on this planning effort.