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Features

Featured Farm

Spring Creek Farms

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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

Dynamic Runoff Event

A single rainfall event can contribute the majority of runoff for the entire growing season. These events are episodic and region specific. That's why Discovery Farms Minnesota uses automated equipment that collects samples whenever water is flowing. This time lapse video shows a runoff event that occurred over 16 hours on June 15, 2011. 

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

AgWaterExchange.com - 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

 

Events

Featured Event

Minnesota Multi-State Discovery Farms Tour

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The MN multi-state Discovery Farms tour greatly increased the awareness of the agricultural production issues in MN with a much better understanding of the cropping/livestock systems and how the climate, topography, and hydrology pose challenges to water quality.

Real-time Data

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