What's New at Meeker SWCD

Meeker SWCD Offering Cost Share for Cover Crops

The Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District is offering cost share assistance to local farmers for planting cover crops this fall.

Cover crops reduce soil erosion and conserve soil moisture.  They increase organic matter, improve soil health and reduce fertilizer costs.

Cost share assistance of up to $55 per acre is available now.  For more information about the program or to apply for the cost share assistance, contact Joe Norman at the SWCD office, 320-693-7287, extension 3078.

Cover Crops

Financial Performance Analysis Available to Meeker County Farmers

The Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District has recently announced the availability of financial assistance for precision conservation planning to Meeker County farmers.

Meeker SWCD is partnering with AgSolver, the McKnight Foundation and Pheasants Forever to provide this innovative conservation tool to landowners.  The AgSolver Precision Business Planning tool utilizes the producer's as-planted, yield data and crop budget to analyze each field's financial performance.

Simply stated, a Precision Conservation Business Plan identifies land areas where conservation resource concerns align with poor financial performance.  It evaluates the financial outcomes of conservation practice options at a high resolution on the landscape.

To take advantage of this unique opportunity for financial assistance, contact Josh Pommier at the SWCD office, 320-693-7287, extension 3.

2017 Poster Contest Winners Announced

The sixth grade classes from Litchfield and Eden Valley/Watkins schools participated in a conservation-themed poster contest sponsored by the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District.  The posters were judged by the Board of Supervisors.

Click here to read the full article and learn more about the winners!
Litchfield Winners
EVW Winners
                        Litchfield                                                   Eden Valley-Watkins