The Ag Water Exchange blog is a place for thoughtful discussion of ideas and information on water quality and agricultural management practices.  The goal of the Ag Water Exchange is to contribute to the greater advancement water quality knowledge and modern agricultural management practices.


So, when did you become a scientist?

I vividly remember when I became a scientist. I think I was in fifth grade, and we were assigned to develop a research question and hypothesis and collect data to illustrate the scientific method. My... Read More

Introducing Discovery Acres in Vermont

In late 2020, the University of Vermont Extension began construction on Discovery Acres, a new on-farm research site located in the St. Albans Bay watershed. This is multi-year project funded by the Vermont Agency of... Read More

Nitrogen News from Discovery Farms Wisconsin

This article was originally produced for Dairy’s Bottom Line, a PDPW Publicaiton Abby Augarten Developing a N management plan is a challenge for farmers given the dynamic nature of the N cycle, variable weather... Read More

The farms behind the dataset

Farmers are the backbone of Discovery Farms. By opening up their farms to research, farmer participants unlock our Programs’ capabilities to generate data to find workable solutions that address environmental concerns. At the Discovery Farms... Read More

Land spreading milk due to market disruption

In Wisconsin, farmers are experiencing an interruption in farm to milk plant processing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is an oversupply of some dairy products, such that certain plants are asking farmers to reduce... Read More

We are here for you.

A message from Discovery Farms Co-Director, Amber Radatz A few months ago, having most of the activities in the United States come to a screeching halt seemed like something that would only be in a... Read More


This site is organized and administered by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, in collaboration with the following partners:

new MAWRC logo_CMYKhighresDiscoveryFarmsWI_LogoConcepts_8_27_13DFM_logo_WEB