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.


Sharing your agricultural conservation story
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With summer field day season approaching, farmers are frequently call upon to share their farm and conservation stories. I always encourage farmers to share, as their message is very important and more valuable described in... Read More

Discovery Farms Minnesota 2016 Data Review
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The Discovery Farms Minnesota 2016 Year in Review provides a summary of the data generated from 10 core farms with edge-of-field surface runoff and tile flow monitoring. The report is a general overview of the... Read More

Free nitrate screening available
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To better understand nitrate levels in tile drainage, the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) is offering free, confidential nitrate screening. All you need to do is collect a few water samples from your tile outlet... Read More

Why conservation?
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Excerpt of Phil Hein’s history of Maple Ridge Dairy from a Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Agricultural Community Engagement On-the-Farm twilight meeting. I took a keen interest in soil conservation. We established our first conservation... Read More

How are we doing? A question worth asking.
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Conversations with David Arndt and the Rebout brothers, whose two farms make up the Discovery Farms core farm cluster in southeast Wisconsin. UW Discovery Farms is currently monitoring water quality on two farms in Rock... Read More


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