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Benton Soil and Water Conservation District

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Affiliated Orgs:
Projects: Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Organization SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the organization and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Organization Tags:
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Soil Erosion and Health
Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Groundwater
Org. Type: Government
Language: English
Org. Website: www.bentonswcd.net
Org. Source: User
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Organization Overview

The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1945, to serve the area of Benton County, IA. Benton SWCD is governed by five elected commissioners, each located in a different township within the district area. Benton SWCD promotes protection, maintenance, and improvement of soil and water resources within the district. Working with other agencies, the Benton SWCD provides technical assistance for planning, designing, and implementing soil...

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The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1945, to serve the area of Benton County, IA. Benton SWCD is governed by five elected commissioners, each located in a different township within the district area. Benton SWCD promotes protection, maintenance, and improvement of soil and water resources within the district. Working with other agencies, the Benton SWCD provides technical assistance for planning, designing, and implementing soil conservation practices, as specified by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) guidelines. The agency also administers federal and state cost-share funds to help landowners implement conservation practices. Benton SWCD works on special projects, such as the Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project, to educate the general public about soil and water resources.

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The Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project is a 3-year project that runs from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2016. This project is largely funded by the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and is an effort to educate farmers about the Iowa Nutrient ... Learn More

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