MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program adding endorsements


ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is launching three new endorsements in addition to 10-year certification a farmer or landowner receives in the program. The new endorsements were announced at this week’s Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts convention.

The endorsements available to water quality certified producers are for soil health, integrated pest management and wildlife.

The MAWQCP partnered with various non-profit organizations, such as Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition and state agencies to develop the endorsements.

Certified producers who achieve an endorsement will receive an additional sign for their farm and recognition for their conservation excellence.

Farmers and landowners interested in an endorsement or becoming water quality certified can contact their local Soil and Water Conservation District or visit


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