We know protecting the health of the land and water is a top priority for farmers. Field Stewards is a unique, voluntary opportunity to reward you financially for protecting water quality on your farm.
We’ve partnered with the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a voluntary award-winning effort run by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that helps farmers meet a rigorous and transparent standard for water quality protection on your farm. Learn more about certification>>
Once your farm is certified through the state-led program, you can participate in Field Stewards.
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BECOME A FIELD STEWARD FARMER
Once your farm has been certified through the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification program, you are eligible to participate in Field Stewards and to receive annual payments for your stewardship efforts. Here’s how:
- Contact Field Stewards representatives to determine how many acres you would like to enroll in Field Stewards.
- Provide verification of your certification and allow us to access your certification documentation, if needed.
- Review and sign an agreement with Field Stewards.
- Receive annual payments for your stewardship efforts. Payments are made at the end of each calendar year.
Interested in becoming a Field Stewards farm? We’re currently recruiting farmers in the following Minnesota counties for the 2017 growing season.
Contact Dennis Fuchs with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District at 320-251-7800 ext. 3.