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Discovery Farms Minnesota

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Discovery Farms Minnesota is a farmer-led program to protect water. This program engages the farm community in learning about and evaluating the benefits of a wide range of agricultural practices. Farmers host individual sites and all work is done on Minnesota farms.

The mission of the Discovery Farms program is to gather information under real-world conditions and to provide practical, credible, site-specific information to support better farm management. Partners install and maintain equipment to measure sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus loss that occurs on farm fields. Information from this program generates a better understanding of the relationship between agricultural land management and water quality.

Discovery Farms Minnesota is coordinated by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota Extension. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is a technical partner, learn more!


Data Summaries and Other Publications 

Information Collected at Core Farms

Locations and Partner Information

Learn more at the Discovery Farms Minnesota Website


MDA Contacts

Scott Matteson
Discovery Farms Hydrologist
Scott.Matteson@state.mn.us ~ 507-344-3201

Katie Rassmussen
Discovery Farms Hydrologist
Katie.Rassmussen@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6331