Minnesota Farmer

Concerned about our areas waters? Here’s the place to be.

National Ag Experts to Address Water Concerns

The public is encouraged to attend the Minnesota Ag Water Resources Coalition (MAWRC) seminar on June 24 to learn more about the science behind protecting Minnesota’s soil and how to engage in soil and water conversations in their communities. MAWRC will host a seminar on sediment transport and the role of agricultural drainage on June 24 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato.

The program will feature nationally renowned researchers who work to insure water quality programs are directed toward real solutions to protecting our environment. Speakers include: Stanley Trimble – UCLA geologist, Garey Fox – Oklahoma State University soil scientist and several University of Minnesota agricultural and climate experts.

“Farmers really need to know which farming practices make a difference to water quality,” said Steve Sodeman, MAWRC chairman. “Minnesota farmers care about our water and preserving our soil. The speakers represent over 100 years of expertise on this topic. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how their farm management is connected to positive solutions to preserving Minnesota’s waters.”

The seminar is open to the public, no pre-registration required and includes lunch. The sediment seminar is hosted by MAWRC and sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

MAWRC is comprised of 16 farm organizations, working together through education to advance the use of scientifically sound soil and water management practices on Minnesota farms and ranches. For more information call 651-768-2106. log onto mawrc.org or follow us on Facebook.


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