Minnesota's Legacy

Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop and Soil Health Initiatives

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$253,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2018
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 04e
Appropriation Language

$253,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to promote cover crops as a means of protecting soil and water quality in southeastern Minnesota through training and education for local practitioners, economic analysis of implementation, and on-farm demonstration sites. This effort must be coordinated with the University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$253,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Matt
Last Name
Drewitz
Organization Name
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Street Address
261 Hwy 15 S
City
New Ulm
State
MN
Zip Code
56073
Phone
(507) 344-2821
Email
matt.drewitz@state.mn.us