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August – Now is the time to…

Add more flowering perennials to your garden. Late August through early September is an ideal time to plant them, whether new from the garden center or divisions from your own plants. read more

Becker SWCD Provides Buffer Legislation Update

In June of this year, Governor Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at enhancing protection of Minnesota’s waters. The buffer initiative will help protect the state’s water resources from erosion and runoff pollution by establishing roughly 110,000 acres of buffer along waterways. read more

USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. read more

CED Comments

July has already arrived, hard to believe the days are getting shorter. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. read more

Guaranteed Loan Program

FSA guaranteed loans allow lenders to provide agricultural credit to farmers who do not meet the lender's normal underwriting criteria. Farmers and ranchers apply for a guaranteed loan through a lender, and the lender arranges for the guarantee. read more

Wetlands 101: What to Know Before You Work

Minnesota’s landscape includes roughly 10.6 million acres of wetlands. While many people think of wetlands as swampy, marshy areas with standing water and cattails, the reality is wetlands take on many forms. read more

Conservation Client Gateway

Conservation Client Gateway is a USDA public website that allows individual landowners and land users the secure ability to request conservation technical and financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). read more

Becker County Master Gardeners Plant & Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant & Pest Clinics read more

2015 Becker County Fair

Mark your Calendars - the 2015 Becker County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 1.

2015 Native Plant Order Form

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2015 Tree Order Form

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2014 Becker County Plat Book Form

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4H Newsletter

The most current 4H newsletter can be found on the following website.http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/becker