The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary program designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm conservation practices that protect Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Producers who implement and maintain approved farm management practices will be certified and in turn assured that their operation meets the state’s water quality goals and standards for a period of 10 years.
Through this program, certified producers receive:
Through this program, the public receives:
Watch a video about the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
MAWQCP Advisory Committee
If you are a farmer in one of the four MAWQCP Pilot Areas, you are now eligible to participate in this program.
The MDA is piloting this program in four watersheds across the state to improve the program with local input. If you have any land within one of the pilot watersheds, you are eligible to participate in the program and to enhance the program with your feedback. Pilot areas are located in four distinct regions of the state; these areas represent a diversity of Minnesota’s agricultural landscapes and cropping systems, differences in water resource concerns and also leverage the strength of existing local partnerships.
The pilot areas include: Elm Creek in Faribault, Jackson, and Martin counties, the Middle Sauk River in Stearns County, Whiskey Creek in Otter Tail and Wilkin counties, and the Whitewater River in Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties.
Watch the video of the MAWQCP pilot area announcement
Sign up on the MAWQCP Email List to receive email updates with the latest information on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brad Redlin, Program Manager
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com