Discovery Farms

Farmer-Led Solutions™

Since 2009, Discovery Farms Minnesota is a farmer-led water quality research and educational program including a variety of farming systems across greater Minnesota. When combined with farm management and economic data, this water quality research will aid in the identification and implementation of appropriate management practices.


Discovery Farms Minnesota provides education and improved communications among the agricultural community, consumers, researchers, and policy-makers. The mission of the program is to gather water quality information under real-world conditions, providing credible site-specific information on water quality management decisions.


Discovery Farms Minnesota is organized and guided by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture manages the establishment and operation of monitoring equipment that provides high quality, water quality data for the program.

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