Identifying Best Management Practices and Barriers to Adoption

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Douglas
Otter Tail
Todd
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$58,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The identification of barriers and solutions are the most important output to affect the efficiency and effectiveness of on-the-ground practices. Identification and assessment of barriers will enable a greater communication and build strong partnerships.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Otter Tail, East SWCD are: Dennis Reynolds, Ken Berg, Lyle Dittmann, Marion Gill, Melvin Kinnunen, Nancy Benson, Steve Inwards, Terry Greenwaldt, Thomas Schulz
Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to identify effective irrigation and nutrient management best management practices and technologies and the barriers that prevent irrigators, producers, and other agricultural partners from adopting them in Otter Tail County. The primary goal is to reduce nitrate in areas where groundwater is susceptible to contamination as mapped by The Minnesota Department of Health by identifying effective BMPs and addressing the barriers to their adoption.

Project Manager
First Name
Benjamin
Last Name
Underhill
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Phone
218-346-4260 x 120
Email
ben.underhill@eotswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp