University of Minnesota Extension Water Quality, Nutrient Management, and Agricultural Drainage Education

University of Minnesota Extension/Michael Schmitt

This project supports an area of emphasis within the University of Minnesota Extension for an Extension Educator (Soil-Water and Nutrient Management emphasis). This position’s main objective is to focus on issues pertaining to water quality/nutrient management. Sub-objectives relate to: 1) drainage planning and design for water management; 2) incorporating information relating drainage management to soil nutrient management; and 3) incorporating relevant issues in tillage and manure management to provide additional value and information to corn growers.

This benefits corn farmers by providing researchbased information to assist them with making management decisions relating to issues on agricultural drainage and water quality.