SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1000 10th Avenue - Suite 3
Clarkfield MN 56223
Phone: 320-669-4442 Ext 3 FAX: 320-669-6011
|The Yellow Medicine Soil & Water Conservation District was duly organized as a governmental subdivision of this State, and a public body corporate and politic on the 17th day of April, 1950. The SWCD works with landowners in both rural and urban settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. The SWCD is governed by locally elected officials and staffed by professionals dedicated to serving you – the public.|
To provide technical, financial, and educational support to the public for the purpose of conserving and protecting soil, water, and other natural resources.
Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the SWCD office located in the Ag Service Center in Clarkfield, MN. Meetings are open to the public. Starting times vary depending on the time of the year. Please check the agenda tab to see time of next scheduled meeting.
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SWCD ANNOUNCES NEW FARM BILL ASSISTANT
The Yellow Medicine SWCD would like to welcome Tyler Knutson. Tyler started for the SWCD on May 6th as our new Farm Bill Assistant. We asked Tyler to tell us a little about himself and this is what he had to say:
My name is Tyler Knutson, my parents are Mike and Lisa Knutson. I have lived in and around Granite Falls my entire life, and hope to keep it that way. I graduated with a high school diploma, from Yellow Medicine East in 2011. During my time there, I served as both President and Vice President of our local FFA chapter. Recently, I graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with a diploma in GPS/GIS Technology in Agriculture. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially in the scenic Minnesota River Valley. Beginning May 6, I am now proudly serving as the Farm Bill Assistant/Technician at the Yellow Medicine Soil & Water Conservation District. My duties are to assist the SWCD and local NRCS staff in implementing the local conservation aspects of the Federal Farm Bill, with a focus on conservation practices in the county, as well as handling various office procedures.
I believe landowners should know that there are many options for poor to marginal farmland in Yellow Medicine County. Programs such as, RIM, a paid permanent land easement; Walk-In-Access, A public hunting option for private habitats, are just a few examples of the various conservation practices that can be applied to acres all around the county.
Please stop by our office and say hi to Tyler.
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to provide quality and accurate information. All information
within this site, though, is subject to change and should only serve as
a guideline for the SWCD's services and procedures. For the most
current and accurate information, please contact the SWCD at
320-669-4442 Extension 3.
The SWCD prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
The SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Yellow Medicine SWCD
1000 10th Avenue - Suite 3
PO Box 545
Clarkfield, MN 56223
320-669-4442 Ext 3