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Who to Call

Answers to Common Questions

Where do I acquire information on the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act?

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730 Ext. 3

Is it legal to drain or excavate in wetlands?

Farm Service Agency 507-451-1054 Ext. 2

Where can I obtain a Crop Productivity Index (CPI) rating for farm lands? (Formerly CER)

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730 Ext. 3

Where can I obtain information on Federal and State marginal land programs?

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730 Ext. 3

Where can I obtain information on Conservation Educational Programs?

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730 Ext. 3

Where are the best Wildlife Management Areas in Steele County?

DNR Wildlife Office 507-455-5841

Where can I obtain the zoning rules for tree plantings?

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730
Steele Co. Zoning 507-444-7475

Where can I obtain tree advice and planting plans for windbreaks and wildlife plantings?

Steele Co. SWCD 507-451-6730 Ext. 3

Where do I apply for Beginning Farmer Low-Interest Loans?

Farm Service Agency 507-451-1054 Ext. 2

Do you have a customer referral program?

Farm Service Agency 507-451-1054 Ext. 2

If I buy or sell agricultural land who do I notify?

Farm Service Agency 507-451-1054 Ext. 2

Where do I obtain information on all the USDA Farm Programs and benefits?

Farm Service Agency 507-451-1054 Ext. 2