Check out this link to information pertaining to cover crops. This link also includes a worksheet to help figure out the best possible scenario with planting cover crops!!! Give us a call, or stop in, we are always willing to help out!!!
Cover Crop Information
Financial and technical assistance for the installation of conservation practices may be available.
For more information: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/grantscostshare/index.html
Here is a link to all our grant funding and how it is utilized: 2010-2013 Grant_Reporting
Technical and financial assistance may be available for feedlots. Contact the local District office.
The district offers a limited quantity of good quality trees at the yearly spring tree sale. Order forms are generally available beginning sometime in October. Pick up day notification will be mailed in the spring. Link to the following tree order to order today. Sold out of butternut, white oak, white spruce and prairie red plum. Other varieties are becoming limited. Call for availability.
2013 Tree Order Form
AgBMP Low Interest Loan Program
See the Minnesota Department of Agriculture link for further information: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/agbmploans
Easy 1 page application for board approval through the Wabasha SWCD must be done initially.
Wetland Conservation Act (WCA)
Technical and Regulatory Assistance on Wetland Determinations
See the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) website for further information: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/wetlands/index.html
Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)
A limited amount of cost share and technical assistance is available to help understanding and controlling invasive species. Please contact the SWCD office for further information.
Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)
RIM is an easement program for marginal land. Talk to local District staff for more information. Information also available on the BWSR website http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/easements/index.html
Rain Gauge Monitoring Program
Sign up through the Wabasha SWCD office if you are interested in becoming a volunteer rain gauge monitor. A gauge will be provided. Information is reported to the Universite of Minnesota Climatoology Department. http://climate.umn.edu/
Lists of Contractors
are available through the District office. The SWCD and NRCS do not endorse any businesses or products on the lists. The lists are updated as contractors request to have their business added. It is the producer's responsibility to select specific products or a business regardless of whether it is listed. Landowners are not restrcted to only the contractors on the lists. If cost-share assistance is involved, any product or service selected and service provided may be required to be approved by SWCD or NRCS as meeting practice standards and specifications prior to payment. Contact our office for the most current list of contractors available.