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Mark Schoening and Adam Fronning Farms Now Water Quality Certified

Mark Schoening and Adam Fronning Farms Now Water Quality Certified

June 26, 2022 by

Mark Schoening and his son-in-law, Adam Fronning, both farm in Otter Tail County, near the towns of Underwood and Battle Lake.  They work together as they each manage their farming operations and grow corn, soybeans, and wheat.  They also work together in their efforts to protect our water and soil resources.

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SWCD Receives Award for Conservation Efforts

SWCD Receives Award for Conservation Efforts

December 17, 2021 by

Recognized for its innovative conservation activities and demonstrated leadership that has achieved significant results in the protection of Minnesota’s land and water resources, West Otter Tail Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) received the 2021 DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources Appreciation Award.

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Craig & Sharon Vaughn Recognized as 2021 Outstanding Conservationist

Craig & Sharon Vaughn Recognized as 2021 Outstanding Conservationist

December 14, 2021 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.

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John & Chad Walkup Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

John & Chad Walkup Farms Achieve Water Quality Certification

December 06, 2021 by

Congratulations to John Walkup and to his son, Chad Walkup!  Both of their farming operations are now Water Quality Certified in the Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). 

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Synstelien Farm Achieves Water Quality Certification

Synstelien Farm Achieves Water Quality Certification

March 08, 2021 by

Tyler Synstelien’s farm just north of Ashby is now Water Quality Certified in the Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). 

Tyler raises alfalfa and cattle on the Synstelien farm.  He will use conservation tillage when he needs to re-establish the alfalfa.  The small lakes are protected by the adjacent perennial vegetation which acts as filter strips, slowing down runoff water.  Careful nutrient management and pest management are also part of Tyler’s farming practices.  These conservation practices protect water and soil resources.

Congratulations to Tyler Synstelien for his efforts to protect natural resources and for receiving his Water Quality Certified Farm sign on December 14th, 2020! 

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