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Jeremy Fronning Recognized as Water Quality Certified

Jeremy Fronning Recognized as Water Quality Certified

July 29, 2020 by

Jeremy Fronning, rural Dalton, joins the ranks of Otter Tail county farm producers who have been recognized as being certified through the MN Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  To become certified, property owners must meet program qualifications through a comprehensive assessment process.  The assessment evaluates soil types, topography, nutrient and pest management practices, tillage, irrigation, drainage management and presence of and/or need for conservation practices.  The MAWQCP seeks to recognize producers who are operating with a keen awareness of protecting and enhancing water quality.

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John & Andrew Boen Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

John & Andrew Boen Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

May 06, 2020 by

As World War II ended in 1945, John Boen began his farming career in northwestern Otter Tail County.  Today he and his grandson, Andy Boen, make a good team as they continue to farm the family land about 7 miles west of Pelican Rapids.  And while John did adopt the many changes in farming practices in his 70-year career as a farmer, his strong commitment to conservation farming has not changed.

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Wenstroms Chosen 2020 Red River Valley Farm Leaders

Wenstroms Chosen 2020 Red River Valley Farm Leaders

February 02, 2020 by

Rod and Sandy Wenstrom of rural Fergus Falls have been selected as the 2020 Red River Valley Outstanding Farm Leaders. 

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Koep Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

Koep Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

January 16, 2020 by

Mike Koep and his son, Kevin, practice conservation on their farmland, and they know the importance of protecting our water and soil.  Because of their conservation decisions, the Koep farms near Urbank are now Water Quality Certified in the Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  The Koep farming operation joins over 800 Water Quality Certified farming operations in Minnesota’s unique, 5-year old program that recognizes farmers’ efforts to protect the state’s water quality.

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2019 Conservationist of the Year

2019 Conservationist of the Year

January 05, 2020 by

Each year, the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices that improve and protect Otter Tail County’s natural resources. The 2019’s Outstanding Conservationist is Adam and Ashley Fronning of Underwood.

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