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Discovery Farms

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Discovery Farms in North Dakota

  • Selected three agricultural operations for the program—two livestock feeding operations and one crop production system.
  • Multi-year program designed to evaluate the effectiveness of management practices installed to address documented agricultural impacts to water quality.
  • Basically monitoring agricultural runoff. Data collection includes: water quality (emphasis on nutrient and phosphorus loading), sediment loads, soil analysis, and meteorological information.
  • Producers will coordinate with state and federal resource managers to implement the most feasible management practices for their agricultural system.

The North Dakota Discovery Farms are:

Locations of Discovery Farms in North Dakota:

The map below shows the agricultural operations currently in the program. Click on the map to find out more about each Discovery Farm.

Map of North Dakota Discovery Farm locations

   Mission statement

   Vision statement



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The USGS would like to thank the following agencies for making photographs available that were used in the design of this website: the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, the National Resources Conservation Service, and the North Dakota State Government postcard portal.

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