West Otter Tail

Soil and Water Conservation District

218-739-4694 ext. 4 | 506 Western Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537 | Hours: 7:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday More...

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Farming for Wildlife Since 1945

Nestled in the prairie of western Minnesota's Ottertail County, John and Betty Boen just completed their 71st fall harvest on the couple's 1200-acr e farm in Norwegian Grove Township. Working with Pheasants Forever's Farm Bill biologist partnership, the Boen's have enrolled various conservation practices - a living snow fence, prairie wetlands, farmable buffers, filter strips and sediment basins - to supplement and protect the farm's rich topsoil that will be handed down to the next generation.

Honored with the " Conservationist of the Year " award on two separate occasions by the West Ottertail Soil & Water Conservation District, the Boen family continues to help pioneer new conservation practices in their region, including the recent use of radish cover crops. Now in their mid- 80's, John and Betty still find satisfaction when springing into the tractor to admire a property that truly defines the meaning of land stewardship.


The West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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