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News & Stories from Conservation Minnesota
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Food & Agriculture Program Manager Keely is working on the emerging issue of PFAS in biosolids applied on agricultural lands, and the resulting contamination in crops, soil, surface and groundwater. 

Krueger Family at the Christmas Tree Farm
Krueger Family at Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm

Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm has been a part of Minnesotans' holiday season for over six decades. Third-generation tree farmer John Krueger is now in charge of daily operations, and keeping the legacy—and the magic—of their farm thriving. 

Sunset over a farm field

Conservation Minnesota has begun a new phase in how we connect with issues and people around the state. I’ve recently changed roles from working in the east metro area to becoming the organization’s Food & Agriculture Program Manager. I recently hosted an online conversation with Conservation Minnesota members to discuss how climate is impacting agriculture and how we can create a vision for action and climate-resilient solutions across Minnesota’s agriculture industry and economy.

Migrating Waterfowl

In a question of public land and private property, Minnesota’s Land Exchange Board recently defended a Lac qui Parle property owner’s right to sell their land to the DNR. 

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Micah Rivera studies clean energy at a local technical school

Micah Rivera, a local technical student from Apple Valley, is excited about his future there. “Solar is one of the fastest-growing fields to be in right now.”

Anthony Fair and Simon Eddy
Simon Eddy and Anthony Fair work for REAL Solar in Backus, MN

In rural Backus, Minnesota, Simon Eddy and Anthony Fair work for REAL Solar, bringing home-grown energy to households and businesses. “Our company has been growing every year, along with all of our neighboring solar companies. Everyone I know is busy.”