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Home > Protecting Our Lands & Waters > Clean Water Fund > On-Farm Projects > Discovery Farms Minnesota > Locations of Minnesota's Discovery Farms

Minnesota Discovery Farms Locations


Minnesota map showing the location of 14 Discovery Farm sitesDiscovery farms are currently located at several sites across Minnesota. The network is expected to grow, over time, to include farms that represent the diversity of agricultural operations in Minnesota. The Discovery Farms Minnesota website has additional core farm information.

Core Farms are located in Blue Earth, Dodge, Goodhue, McLeod, Norman, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stearns, Wilkin and Wright counties.

County Farm Enterprise Start of Project Monitoring Setup
Goodhue Swine farrow to wean and beef (corn-alfalfa) Sept. 2010
(end Sept. 2017)
Surface runoff (6.3 acres)
Stearns Dairy (corn-alfalfa) March 2011 Surface runoff (28.2 acres) and subsurface drainage tile (24.8 acres)
Chisago Grain (corn-alfalfa) March 2011
(end Sept. 2016)
Surface runoff (6.1 acres)
Blue Earth Swine finishing and grain (corn-soybean) June 2011
(end Sept. 2017)
Surface runoff (14.3 acres) and subsurface drainage tile (26.2 acres)
Wright Dairy (corn-alfalfa) Dec. 2011 Surface runoff and subsurface drainage tile (23.9 acres)
Renville Grain (corn-soybean-sweet corn-peas) Dec. 2011 Subsurface drainage tile (81 acres)
Dodge Swine finishing and grain (corn-soybean) Oct. 2012 Surface runoff and subsurface drainage tile (13.9 acres)
Wilkin Grain (corn-soybean) Oct. 2012 Subsurface drainage tile (160 acres)
Norman Grain (sugarbeet-corn-dry bean-soybean-wheat) Oct. 2012 Subsurface drainage tile ( 570.8 acres)
Rock Beef and grain (corn, soybean and alfalfa) Oct. 2013 Surface runoff (25.5 acres)
McLeod Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (58.3 acres)
Redwood (north)  Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (12.5 acres)
Redwood (south) Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (10.2 acres)

 


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Chisago County Soil & Water Conservation District logoDodge County SWCD LogoGoodhue County Soil & Water Conservation District logoHawk Creek Watershed District logo

Norman County Soil and Water Conservation District Logo  Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area LogoSauk River Watershed District logoStearns County Soil & Water Conservation District logo Wilkin Soil and Water Conservation District  Wright Soil & Water Conservation District