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July 8-9 2014 Agenda



Location: Whiskey Creek Pilot Area, Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls, MN

Meeting Objectives:

  • Welcome the second term of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program
  • Outline the program evaluation role for the Committee
  • Present program administration and organization to Committee
  • Tour the Whiskey Creek pilot watershed and a certified farm

Tuesday, July 8, 2014; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Whitford Room, Bigwood Event Center

2:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:30 pm Advisory Committee Operations, Pilot Evaluation
3:00 pm

Program Administration and Financing

  • NRCS Financing
  • Interagency Agreements
  • Pilot Financial Contracts
  • Minnesota Incentive Funds
  • E-link and Reporting
  • Program Delivery and Pilot Organizational Structure
4:30 pm Advisory Committee Feedback
5:00 pm Adjourn

 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014; 8:00am-3:00 pm

Whitford Room, Bigwood Event Center

Tour of Whiskey Creek Watershed

8:30 am Welcome to Committee, Commissioner Frederickson
8:45 am

Pilot Project Updates

  • Whitewater River
  • Elm Creek
  • Middle Sauk River
  • Whiskey Creek
10:00 am Adjourn from Whitford Room
10:30 am

Tour of Whiskey Creek Watershed

  • Controlled grazing
  • Stream Power Index
  • Sediment Control Basins
  • Livestock Grazing/Irrigation
  • Open Tole Inlets
  • Wetland Reserve Program
  • Nordick Farms, Discovery Farm and Minnesota Water Quality Certified Farm
  • Cover Crops in Sugar Beets
12:30 pm Lunch at Fort Abercrombie
1:15 pm

Continue Tour of Whiskey Creek

  • Whiskey Creek TMDL
  • BRRWD Outlet Project
  • County Ditch Retrofit
  • Drainage Water Management
3:00 pm Adjourn