Minnesota FarmWise seeks to expand farmer-to-farmer education about water-friendly farming practices. Minnesota FarmWise will identify and recruit experienced farmers who have implemented water-friendly farming techniques in their fields, and who have seen economic and environmental success with these practices. These "mentors" will be paired with farmers in high-priority, ecologically vulnerable locations that impact the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The mentor and participating farmers will work together to identify water-friendly techniques that will work on the participants' lands, and the program will provide committed farmers with researchers who can evaluate the impact of their changes.
The Freshwater Society and the National Park Service partnered to propose a project which won the 2011 MN Idea Open, a unique, public grant-making competition, which this year was focused on solving water issues in Minnesota.
Last updated: April 10, 2015