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Home > Protecting Our Lands & Waters > Clean Water Fund > On-Farm Projects > Nutrient Management Initiative > 2018 Timeline

Timeline for 2018 Program

Important Dates Requirement for Payment Payment Amount
January 3, 2018 - March 15, 2018

(registration may close early if funding limit is exceeded)
Complete initial sign up to verify interest at the Nutrient Management Initiative registration page (opens January 3)

Basic contact info and trial information are filled out and tracked for payment and correspondence

New Participants ONLY: Please fill out a W9 tax form and return it to the MDA. You can fill out the form by following a link provided in the email you receive after you register or the MDA can send you a hard copy. Either way it must be sent back to Ryan Lemickson. (This process is only required once to input participants information into the MDA payment system)

As soon as participants register W9 tax form must be completed and returned to the MDA in order to develop the official contract

Contract Part 1 will be developed by the MDA and sent out to each farmer and crop adviser participating (this is a simple two page form that requires your signature)

Please use the self-addressed and stamped envelope to return the signed contract as soon as possible and before beginning any field trial work
MDA representative will contact you and arrange a time to bring the contract directly to you to save time
April 1 - May 1, 2018 Once contracts are signed and returned, the MDA will send out a copy along with the Crop Management Information Form to participants with a reminder about due dates.
June 30, 2018 - Field trials are installed
- Location map of trial area is submitted (as soon as trial set up is complete)
- Crop Management Form must be submitted to the MDA (required for payment)
$400 farmer payment
$200 crop adviser payment
September 1, 2018 The MDA will send out forms to participants or contact you directly with a reminder about due dates. Including:

- Contract Part 2 for both farmers and crop advisers (for second payment and needs to be returned prior to harvesting trials)
- Harvest Information Form (submit after harvest)
December 1, 2018 - Field trials are harvested
- Harvest Information Form is submitted
$400 farmer payment
$200 crop adviser payment
January - February 2019 Field specific summaries are sent out to all participants


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