SE MN Soil Health Providing Accelerated Technical Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 7 - Southeast SWCD Technical Support
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$62,500
Direct expenses
$250,000
Administration costs
$301
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.99
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Area health coordinator

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Area 7 - Southeast SWCD Technical Support are: Ed Mcnamara, Jeffrey Beckman, John Jaeger, Larry Thomforde, Mark Comstock, Paul Voxland
Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to provide a new shared position in southeast Minnesota which will accelerate the adoption of soil health practices by leveraging the existing efforts of the National Resources Conservation Service and other organizations. An Area Soil Health Coordinator will work throughout eleven counties providing technical assistance for soil health practices, particularly managed grazing and cover crops, by working with individual farmers, ag businesses, canning companies, farm and commodity organizations, conservation and environmental groups, and other local, state and federal agencies. The Soil Health Coordinator will begin immediately providing technical assistance in all 11 counties, utilizing previous knowledge to work with canning crop farmers and corn/soybean farmers. Education, outreach, research, and farmer-to-farmer contact have been used successfully to promote managed grazing, which will continue to include the promotion and use of cover crops.

Project Manager
First Name
Glen
Last Name
Roberson
Organization Name
Area 7 - Southeast SWCD Technical Support
Street Address
104 E 3rd Ave PO Box 335
City
Goodhue
State
MN
Zip Code
55027
Phone
651-923-5286 x 3
Email
groberson@goodhueswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp