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Winona County Soil & Water Conservation District

 P.O. Box 39, 400 Wilson Street

 Lewiston, MN 55952

 Phone: (507) 523-2171 Ext. 3

Outstanding Conservationist

Winona County SWCD

2010 Outstanding Conservationist:

Robert and Terri Ketchum

The Winona Co. SWCD 2010 Outstanding Conservationist is Robert and Terri Ketchum of Utica Minnesota.  The Ketchum's were recognized for their many years of demonstrating a conservation ethic.  The 100 cow dairy operation includes a animal waste pit to help reduce feedlot runoff and utilize the nutrients as natural fertilizer.  A few of their other conservation practices include grass waterways and their many contour strips with a substantial amount of hay in the rotation helping reduce erosion while naturally adding nitrogen to the soil.