Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMP) Program

Overview

  • Can be used with state and federal cost share or other sources of funding
  • Helps landowners comply with water related laws or rules
  • Money available in Watonwan County at 3% interest with a 1/2% origination fee
  • Provides loans for projects that reduce existing water quality problems caused by agricultural activities or failing septic systems
  • Provides low interest financing to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses to implement practices that prevent water pollution

Eligible Activities

  • Conservation tillage equipment
  • Feedlot improvements
  • Improved manure handling, spreading and incorporation equipment
  • Most any practice that prevents water pollution
  • Sealing abandoned wells
  • Terraces, waterways, streambank protection, sedimentation basins, wind breaks, and other practices that prevent erosion
  • Upgrading manure storage basins and odor control

Terms of Loans

For More Information

Contact Heidi Rudolph at 507-375-2517 for more information.