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Irrigation clinic scheduled for March 17

This year’s event will be held at McKinney’s in Benson and will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in irrigation on agricultural lands and interested in climate and soil health.

Jackie Peters
Jackie Peters
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DOUGLAS COUNTY — Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District is co-hosting an Irrigation Clinic and would like you to mark your calendars to attend Thursday, March 17.

This year’s event will be held at McKinney’s in Benson and will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in irrigation on agricultural lands and interested in climate and soil health.

A line-up of speakers has committed to participating in the event representing the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota State Climatology Office, the University of Minnesota Extension and landowners.

Event registration begins at 9 a.m., with the program commencing at 9:30 a.m. and concluding around 3 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

Pre-registration is requested by sending $10 to Pope SWCD Attention Holly Kovarik, 1680 Franklin Street North, Glenwood, MN 56334 by Monday, March 7, 2022. Registration at the door will increase to $20 and a meal cannot be guaranteed.

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You may register online at bit.ly/35P9eux.

The event location is McKinney's at 300 14th St. S., Benson, MN 56215.

The event is sponsored by Eagle Bank, Bonanza Valley State Bank, Ag Country Farm Credit Services, Grand Irrigation Inc. EarthScout, Glenwood State Bank, Grimms, Thein Well Company and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The event is organized by Pope, Stearns, Swift, Kandiyohi and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

For more information contact Holly Kovarik, Pope SWCD, at www.popeswcd.org, or 320-634-5327.

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