Conservation Efforts

Diversity, Drought & Derecho

We love sharing stories from great conservation farmers in the Raccoon River Watershed. Many of our active UMRI members are also volunteers of our partner organizations. During this Covid-restricted summer, we’ve had the opportunity to visit some admirable farmers who...

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Farm Visits, Girl Scouts & Prairies

Physical distancing activities continue in Iowa with special UMRI site visits during July— UMRI team members met and engaged with farmers and partners in the Raccoon River Watershed. They also met up with Kate Pankey, Girl Scouts Experience Manager—STEM partnerships...

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A grazing exchange, fly patterns, and a free Fall Gathering

Scud fly patterns based on nature, a pilot project to protect soil and water, the launch of the Midwest Grazing Exchange, and a free Women in Sustainable Agriculture conference…right up there with three seasons of weather wrapped into four October weeks!    Fall...

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Post-Covid Grants, Stream Teams & Ditch Mitigation

Throughout Minnesota, UMRI partners with landowners, community leaders, conservation experts, and citizens to improve water quality and conserve natural resources. UMRI strives for forums of enlightenment, neighborliness, and a better landscape for all. Here’s what...

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