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Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure, and is not duplicated by any other source of funding. The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses. Funds are used for proven practices that prevent non-point source water pollution or solve existing water quality problems.

Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Dakota County Agriculture Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To restore several Dakota City building exteriors on the fairgrounds, in collaboration with Dakota City Heritage Village. These local structures that portray a 1900 era rural village include the 1867 Vermillion Presbyterian Church, the belfry of the District 96 one room school, and the 1861 frame structure that was originally built as a school and most recently used as the millinery and dressmaker’s shop.

Dakota
Recipient
Dakota County Agriculture Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To enhance fairgoers ability to view art work of local 4-H members by upgrading and replacing display cases.

Dakota
Recipient
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$520,000
Becker
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Rock
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wadena
Watonwan
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Douglas County Agricultural Association
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To feature three days of dance programs highlighting dance styles from seven different historical periods. These demonstrations will be part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Douglas County Fair. Dance programming will offer historical background of each dance in addition to demonstrations.

Douglas
Recipient
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,000
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Hennepin
Stevens
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$128,442
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$46,231
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,592
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,050
Fund Source

 The Nitrogen Rate Study on Coarse-Textured Soil (N Rate Study) was done in 2015-2018 by the University of Minnesota (U of M) and Central Lakes College (CLC) at CLC’s farm in Staples, MN.  The study examined nitrogen fertilizer rates for corn on sandy soil—with and without irrigation.  The study specifically considered potential nitrogen loss from dryland corn versus irrigated corn and was established after the U of M released new nitrogen rate guidelines in early 2015.

Becker
Benton
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Kandiyohi
Morrison
Otter Tail
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$815,000
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Dakota County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To purchase a portable stage to increase Dakota County Fair's capacity to host arts and cultural heritage programming.

Dakota
Recipient
Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District, Holly Kovarik, District Manager, 320-634-5327
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,176
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,031
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,239
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$118,595
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,465
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,354
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$87,104
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,883
Fund Source

 

The MDA is working with partners at the Rosholt Farm in Westport, Minnesota to provide a better understanding of nitrogen fertilizer management and the associated water quality impacts on irrigated, sandy soils. 

Becker
Benton
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Kandiyohi
Morrison
Otter Tail
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health with the assistance of the Board of Water and Soil Resources protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.”

Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Martin
Mille Lacs
Norman
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Wright
Recipient
U of MN - WCROC
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$475,000
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,048
Fund Source

Field reconnaissance, well evaluation and efficiency calculations.

Dakota
Recipient
Farwell Kensington Sanitary District for City of Kensington
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Drill a new well and seal well #5

Douglas
Recipient
City of Brandon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Locate and dig well; If Brandon Village test well found, seal well.

Douglas
Recipient
Cottage Grove Resort Association
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Replace 2 failing wells with 1 deep well.

Douglas
Recipient
City of Inver Grove Heights
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Inspect and seal well, inform tank owners of their role to protect aquifer and best management practices for tank management and use multiple forms of media to educate public on Wellhead Protection and protecting groundwater.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Install pressure transducer and telemetric system for city observation well, Complete well field inventory and transducer calibration at each city well and coordinate with City and SCADA integrator to access water level data for city wells.

Dakota
Recipient
City of Hampton
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Remove and replace clay pipe sanitary sewer within 200' of an active municipal well.

Dakota
Recipient
Empire Township
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,168
Fund Source
Seal unused well in the IWMZ for well#3; Seal three 4 inch diameter wells in DWSMA; Seal one 6 inch diameter well in the DWSMA
Dakota
Recipient
City of Chokio
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Purchase emergency backup generator
Stevens
Recipient
City of Hampton
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,780
Fund Source
Exploratory work to locate well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Hastings
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Reduce nitrogen fertilization and infiltration near well #6; Educate property owners about nitrate infiltration; Install lysimeters to determine level of fertilizer
Dakota
Recipient
City of Osakis
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal private wells located in the DWSMA
Douglas
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,450
Fund Source
Groundwater sampling; Public education about chemical storage and waste handling; Public education about ISTS
Dakota
Recipient
City of New Trier
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,512
Fund Source
Remove buildup and debris from well casing and bottom of the well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Randolph
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,309
Fund Source
Install fencing around municipal well site; Update PCSI; Contact Randolph Township and Dakota County regarding land use permits and zoning; Research to identify site for new municipal well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Lakeville
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,235
Fund Source
Send information to property owners about storage tanks and class V wells; Update website with information on City's WHP plan and SWP program; Update PCSI
Dakota
Recipient
City of Burnsville
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Complete the development of the City's wellhead Protection Overlay Zoning District; Update PCSI
Dakota
Recipient
City of Eagan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install test pits to delineate extent of dump material; collect and analyze soil samples to determine if contamination may be present
Dakota
Recipient
City of Rosemount
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Construct observation well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Randolph
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,309
Fund Source
Install fencing around municipal well site; Update PCSI; Contact Randolph Township and Dakota County regarding land use permits and zoning; Research to identify site for new municipal well
Dakota
Recipient
City of Kensington
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,902
Fund Source
Install a variable frequency drive (VFD) on the City's well; Send WHP article to residents; Provide factsheet about wells management to property owners
Douglas
Recipient
City of Eagan
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,575
Fund Source
Dump cleanup near wells 8 & 9
Dakota
Recipient
Stevens County Fair Board
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To offer new arts and history programming at the Stevens County Fair. Demonstrations will include soap making, butter churning, and how to make candle and games.

Stevens
Recipient
Multiple SWCD and County Partners
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$316,998
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,441
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has designed a Township Testing Program to determine current nitrate-nitrogen concentrations in private wells on a township scale. The MDA has identified townships throughout the state that are vulnerable to groundwater contamination (because of local geology or shallow groundwater) and have significant row crop production. These are the counties that will be prioritized for Township Testing.

Benton
Dakota
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
Wadena
Washington
Recipient
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$183,000
Anoka
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Olmsted
Wabasha
Washington
Winona