Chisago SWCD would like to inform you about a unique opportunity to evaluate how your farming practices are protecting local water quality.

The MN Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. The MAWQCP certifies farmers and landowners for managing their land in a way that protects water quality through a whole-farm assessment that evaluates their farm. Farmers and landowners who implement and maintain approved farm management practices are certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of 10 years.

The MAWQCP began in 4 pilot areas during the spring of 2014 and is now available statewide in MN. The Chisago SWCD is excited about this program and its potential to help farm owners and operators demonstrate their commitment to clean water and to accelerate the adoption of conservation practices where needed. For more information contact the Chisago SWCD at 651-674-2333.