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Featured Farm

Spring Creek Farms


Spring Creek Farms is a grain operation located in Chisago County producing corn and soybeans. A modified no-till planting system is used for crop production.

Featured Video

Farmers in Discovery Farms Minnesota

Paul Simonsen and the Peterson Family discusses the reasons why they are involved with the Discovery Farms Minnesota program. 

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.

Program Updates - A new blog focusing on Discovery Farms information

2015 Year-In-Review - A summary of data collected at Discovery Farms Minnesota core farms in 2015

Discovery Farms Minnesota Program Overview – A summary of program goals, projects, and organization



Featured Event

Renville County Field Day


A group of local farmers and county leaders met at the Renville County Discovery Farm to discuss the program and view the monitoring equipment.

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