NOTE DATE CHANGE:   The board meeting scheduled for June 9th, 2020 will be rescheduled to June 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Please take notice.  The Board of Supervisors has determined, based on the State Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic, that is neither feasible nor prudent to hold in-person meetings during the emergency.  Therefore the regular meeting scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the USDA Serivce Center, 1005 High Ave NE, Willmar, MN, will be conducted by alternative means from remote locations. The meeting will occur under the conditions outlined in statutes section 13D.021.  Members of the public interested in joining the meeting by telephone should contact Sandy Laumer at 320-235-3906 ext 3 or by email at to request an access number.

***COVID-19 Update****

YES, We are still open (but please call first)!

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our country, the Kandiyohi SWCD is concerned for the public and staff's well-being. Therefore, we are encouraging all communication by phone or email. Our building is currently not allowing any visitors inside, but give us a call or send an email and we will make arrangments to provide services as needed.

We will continue to update if any changes occur, Stay Healthy Everyone!


Our mission is to encourage the wise use of land and water and to treat these resources in accordance with their needs for protection and improvement.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Leadership and governance is provided by boards of five (5) locally elected Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors. The role of the elected supervisor is to develop policy, long range plans and budgets.

SWCD’s emphasize cooperation between federal, state and local resource management agencies and local land managers.

Kandiyohi SWCD was established April 23, 1954. Since then it has been our mission to encourage the wise use of land and water and to treat these resources in accordance with their needs for protection and improvement.

The Kandiyohi SWCD staff assists landowners with a variety of natural resource concerns.  The SWCD is co-located with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The SWCD and NRCS staffs work cooperatively on Federal Farm Bill Programs.


Where can I get my Soil tested?

Where can I get my WATER tested?  (Test Kits Available in our office from RMB Labs)
Kandiyohi SWCD Monitoring Plan for Buffer Compliance Tracking

Buffer Complaint Form

2020 Tree Order Form


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