Winona County Soil & Water Conservation District
P.O. Box 39, 400 Wilson Street
Lewiston, MN 55952
Phone: (507) 523-
Winona County SWCD
2015 Outstanding Conservationist:
Groth Family Farm
The Groth Family Farm was recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD), December 6-
“We’re proud of the Groth Family Farm for what they’ve done in conserving the natural resources in Winona County,” said Paul Schollmeier, board chair of the Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District. “It’s great to be able to recognize the work they’ve done locally,” Schollmeier said.
Feedlot Runoff Management
The Groth’s 395 acre farm supports a 135 head dairy herd and cash-
Using the Conservation Security Program (CSP), the family has incorporated intensive nutrient management with crop tissue sampling, using nitrogen stabilizers, and crop scouting to determine necessity of fertilizer. The Groth Family Farm is looking into expansion of their small dairy and hopes to incorporate manure storage as part of their nutrient management plan.