Discovery farms are currently located at several sites across Minnesota. The network is expected to grow, over time, to include farms that represent the diversity of agricultural operations in Minnesota. The Discovery Farms Minnesota website has additional information for both core farms and graduated farms. Core Farms are located in McLeod, Redwood, and Wright counties.
Map of Minnesota illustrating the location of active and retired farms in the Discovery Farms program. See the table on this page for more information.
County Farm Enterprise Start of Project Monitoring Setup
Goodhue Swine farrow to wean and beef (corn-alfalfa) Sept. 2010
(end Sept. 2017)
Surface runoff (6.3 acres)
Stearns Dairy (corn-alfalfa) March 2011
(end Sept. 2020)
Surface runoff (28.2 acres) and subsurface drainage tile (24.8 acres)
Chisago Grain (corn-alfalfa) March 2011
(end Sept. 2016)
Surface runoff (6.1 acres)
Blue Earth Swine finishing and grain (corn-soybean) June 2011
(end Sept. 2017)
Surface runoff (14.3 acres) and subsurface drainage tile (26.2 acres)
Wright Dairy (corn-alfalfa) Dec. 2011 Surface runoff and subsurface drainage tile (23.9 acres)
Renville Grain (corn-soybean-sweet corn-peas) Dec. 2011
(end Sept. 2020)
Subsurface drainage tile (81 acres)
Dodge Swine finishing and grain (corn-soybean) Oct. 2012
(end Sept. 2020)
Surface runoff and subsurface drainage tile (13.9 acres)
Wilkin Grain (corn-soybean) Oct. 2012
(end Sept. 2018)
Subsurface drainage tile (160 acres)
Norman Grain (sugarbeet-corn-dry bean-soybean-wheat) Oct. 2012
(end Sept. 2020)
Subsurface drainage tile (570.8 acres)
Rock Beef and grain (corn, soybean and alfalfa) Oct. 2013
(end Sept. 2019)
Surface runoff (25.5 acres)
McLeod Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (56.7 acres)
Redwood (north)  Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (12.2 acres)
Redwood (south) Grain (corn-soybean) Spring 2017 Surface runoff and subsurface tile drainage (10.2 acres)

 

 

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