Welcome to Discovery Farms Minnesota
Discovery Farms Minnesota is a farmer-led effort to gather field scale water quality information from different types of farming systems, in landscapes all across Minnesota. The mission of the Discovery Farms program is to gather water quality information under real-world conditions. The goal is to provide practical, credible, site-specific information to enable better farm management.
The program is designed to collect accurate measurements of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus movement over the soil surface and through subsurface drainage tiles. This work leads to a better understanding of the relationship between agricultural management and water quality.
In The News
- Jonathan Eisenthal - The Farmer
Program Updates and Upcoming Events
MAWRC Drainage Forum – Morton July 30th and Moorhead July 31st - Come to hear about the latest regulatory measures, new technologies that are changing the way drainage is done, and programs that help incorporate the best available science into new or renovated drainage systems.
2013 Discovery Farms Multi-State Tour – A tour showcasing the Discovery Farms program in Minnesota August 13th - 15th
2012 Year-In-Review – A summary of data collected at Discovery Farms Minnesota core farms in 2012
Kandiyohi County Special Project Update – A summary of data collected at the Kandiyohi County Project
Minnesota Program Overview – A summary of program goals, projects, and organization