Buffer Strips are a valuable conservation tool that help prevent soil loss, reduce nutrient/pesticide runoff, provide food for wildlife, and reduce maintenance costs for drainage systems.
To learn more about the conservation benefits of buffers or to find out about buffer requirements within Grant County click the link below.
The Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Fund (Ag.BMP) Program provides low interest financing for individuals to install conservation practices or purchase conservation tillage equipment. An annual allocation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is available to farm operators and agricultural land owners for implementing water quality improvement projects.
The State of Minnesota, through the Board of Water and Soil Resources, offers cost share to either compliment federal cost share or to help landowners who don’t have crop history or are otherwise ineligible for federal cost share.