Wed, 03/1/2023 - 8:30 am
Wed, 03/1/2023 - 3:30 pm
Dakota County Extension Office
4100 220th Street W #101
Farmington, MN 55024
MDA is a:
MDA Contact:
Jeppe Kjaersgaard


The Minnesota Irrigator Program is a 3-day program on the first three Wednesdays in March (March 1st, 8th, and 15th).

  • Are you an irrigator concerned about matching your irrigation with crop water use? 
  • Are you wondering how to improve water use efficiency and reduce water costs?

The Minnesota Irrigator Program (MIP), is a great opportunity to learn more about irrigation scheduling for your soil and crops, how to incorporate nutrient management and irrigation best management practices (BMPs), how to select the right sprinkler packages for you, and special topics like drip irrigation and remote sensing. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will talk about the well permitting process and the Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resource Conservation Services will talk about available funding opportunities. This is a great opportunity to learn about the available tools for irrigators.

MIP is one of the requirements to attain the Irrigation Endorsement to the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. If you are interested in being recognized for the great stewardship you do on your farm, this is a great program.

10.5 CEUs will also be offered, so this is a great program for crop advisors and conservation staff as well.

Breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost for the 3-day program is $75.