Members of the Cedar River Watershed Partnership gather at the public-private group’s first field event in August 2018 near Blooming Prairie.

Mower SWCD adding new precision ag position

Part-time role to help expand private-public partnership

A rainfall simulator with five types of farmland cover is shown at an August 2018 field day by the Cedar River Watershed Partnership near Blooming Prairie.
Mower SWCD district manager Justin Hanson speaks Jan. 16, 2019, at the Hormel Foods sales cabin in Austin at an ag producer event by the Cedar River Watershed Partnership. On the left is Tom Raymond, director of environmental sustainability for Hormel Foods.
Mower County farmers speak with staff from Mower SWCD and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Jan. 16, 2019, during a Cedar River Watershed Parternship event in Austin.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.

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