On December 12th, the Isanti Soil and Water Conservation District hosted an informational meeting in partnership with Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Minnesota Department of Agriculture for local farmers and agricultural landowners to learn about the voluntary program designed to help protect Minnesota’s water by implementing and maintaining farm management practices. This program pairs well with Isanti SWCD’s other initiatives to protect water quality in shoreline and urban landscapes.
Participants in the program will receive:
- Regulatory Certainty: Certified farms will be deemed in compliance should any new State water quality rules or laws be enacted during the 10-year period of certification.
- Financial and technical assistance: Priority access to dollars and expertise for any farm practices that would improve water quality.
- Recognition: Stewardship-minded farms will receive recognition from the community for their efforts and a sign that can be displayed on their property.