Soil Health Workshop March 28th

The Brown SWCD would like to invite you all to attend a Soil Health Workshop on Tuesday March 28th at the Comfrey Community Center. This workshop will be held in partnership with the NRCS and Cottonwood SWCD. Highlights of the…Continue Reading →

2017 Walk-In Access Enrollment Open

The Brown SWCD is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Walk-In Access program for the 2017 hunting season. Walk-In Access is a voluntary program that pays landowners to open private land up for public hunting….Continue Reading →


Brown SWCD only has 10 White Pine potted trees available for sale for the 2017 planting season yet.  If you are interested in ordering them, call us at 507-794-2553.  We are sold out on all other inventory.  If you would like…Continue Reading →

Gary Rathman Named Gold Standard Landowner

Congratulations to Brown SWCD Supervisor, Gary Rathman, on being named a Pheasants Forever Gold Standard Landowner! GARY RATHMAN – GOLD STANDARD LANDOWNER Article By Dustin Van Thuyne, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Born and raised in Brown County, Minnesota,…Continue Reading →


BUCKTHORN – WHAT IS IT? By Greg Tennant, Brown County Master Gardner There are two types of buckthorn common in Minnesota. The common, or European and the glossy buckthorn.  Both are considered to be non-native invasive species. They were brought here…Continue Reading →

Cost Share Funds Available

Cost share funds are currently available to install erosion control and water management practices in Brown County.   Practices can include:  grassed waterways, terraces, riparian buffer strips, streambank, shoreland and roadside projects,  critical area stabilization, sediment retention, erosion or water control structures,…Continue Reading →