Watershed Councils

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship

Agricultural Watershed Councils are led by local farmers with support from the MAWRC to help plan educational programs to raise awareness about water quality issues, and more importantly, what farmers are doing to address them.

AWCs provide a coordinated approach to keep farmers informed about TMDLs, county water planning, local water concerns, advances in farming practices and other subjects. The AWC process is amazingly simple. AWC members work with the MAWRC to identify relevant topics and resource people to address them, then plan events specifically tailored to local farmers, such as a winter educational forum or a summer field day. Discovery Farms locations provide great “outdoor classrooms” to host these discussions.

AWCs are currently active in the following areas:

  • Swift, Chippewa, Kandiyohi & Pope Counties
  • Blue Earth, Faribault, Waseca, Freeborn, Steele & LeSueur Counties

To learn more about an Agricultural Watershed Council in your area, contact Warren Formo at: