The Blue Earth Soil & Water Conservation District announces a vacancy on its Board of Supervisors. The existing Board will appoint an individual to serve the remainder of the term until December 31, 2020.

If you are concerned about our natural resources, maintaining and improving water quality, and protecting our soil, consider becoming a Board member of the Blue Earth Soil and Water Conservation District.

Board member must live within the area they represent. The area currently vacant, Nominating District 1, covers Lime Township, Jamestown Township, South Bend Township, Mankato Township, Le Ray Township and McPherson Township.

Board Supervisors are responsible for setting policy and program direction for the Soil and Water Conservation District. Specific responsibilities include attending one monthly Board meeting, plus opportunities to participate in additional committee meetings and regional conservation events. Supervisors do not receive a salary; however, they are paid per diem plus expenses.

Interested individuals are requested to complete a short questionnaire and return it by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Jerad Bach, District Manager; Blue Earth Soil and Water Conservation District; 1160 S Victory Drive Suite 5, Mankato, MN 56001. The questionnaire can be found on our website at www.blueearthswcd.org or a copy can be picked up from our office. For more information, contact Jerad Bach, (507.345.4744).


District 1 Vacancy Questionnaire – PDF

District 1 Vacancy Questionnaire – Word

Cover Crop Cost-Share Available


Benefits of Cover Crops:

  • Reduce Erosion
  • Reduce Soil Compaction
  • Increase Water Infiltration
  • Increase Weed Suppression
  • Increase Organic Matter


Funding is Available

If you are interested in trying out cover crops there are funds available to help you get started. This is great opportunity to try out cover crops in your field without having to front the total cost. To take advantage of the available funding or if you want more information about cover crops and what they can do for you, please give us a call at 507-345-4744 ext 1.

For more information on cover crops, visit our Soil Health Page.