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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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Neal Johnson Receives Ag Water Quality Certification

Neal Johnson Receives Ag Water Quality Certification

March 08, 2021 by

Neal Johnson’s farm just north of Fergus Falls is now Water Quality Certified in the Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).

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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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