Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

About Us

Partnership

Partnership

Partnership

We work together to Put Conservation Practices on the Ground.

We work together to Put Conservation Practices on the Ground by utilizing State Funds and working Directly with Local Producers/Landowners and Area Engineers.

Buffers

Partnership

Partnership

The State of Minnesota has been discussing Buffers to improve water quality in the state.

Lots of discussion in the State of Minnesota has been revolving around Buffers to improve water quality in the state. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office or click on the link below. 

2019 Conservationist

2019 Conservationist

2019 Conservationist

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This year Tom Griebel was chosen by the SWCD Board for the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. Tom has implemented a number of conservation practices and has also been working to improve the soil health on his land! Tom is a great advocate for Conservation and plays a big role with the Pipestone County Farm Bureau.

District Newsletter

2019 Conservationist

2019 Conservationist

District Newsletters

Looking for the latest news in Conservation? Each year we distribute bi-annual newsletters to rural residents. Every issue has detailed information on State and Federal programs, as well as information on the latest farming practices. 

Importance of Soil Health

NACD Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham

 WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham testified before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry about the importance of soil health practices. Cunningham owns and operates a fifth-generation family farm with his son in southwest Minnesota, producing corn, soybeans and beef cattle. “Soil health is a top priority across our 800-acre operation,” Cunningham said in written testimony to the subcommittee. “We have come to realize that healthy soil is the key to addressing many natural resource concerns. It is clear that healthy soil is the bedrock and should be the priority of our conservation efforts.” In his testimony, Cunningham emphasized the role of conservation districts in leading the nation’s producers to implement soil health conservation practices. “For a more successful uptake of soil health practices, producers need to be informed of the latest data and research, and this must come from a trusted local source,” he said. Cunningham described NACD’s soil health economics case studies, soil health and weather extremes report, Soil Health Champions Network and the work both local conservation districts and the national association accomplish to build soil health from the roots up. “If we are to continue to grow the food, fuel and fiber our nation and the world will need in the future, agriculture must continue to innovate and grow more with less, while making sure our natural resources are protected for future generations,” he said. 

NACD Secretary - Treasurer Ian Cunningham

NACD Secretary - Treasurer Ian Cunningham