Governor Dayton to Hold Monday News Conference and Greater Minnesota Press Call to Thank Minnesota Farmers for Their Efforts to Improve Water Quality, Discuss Next Steps

 

  1. PAUL, MN – During a Monday news conference and Greater Minnesota press call, Governor Mark Dayton will thank Minnesota famers for their efforts to improve water quality statewide through compliance with new water quality buffer standards. Ahead of the first deadline for buffer installment (Nov. 1), Governor Dayton and members of his Cabinet will update reporters on the progress farmers and landowners have made to install water quality buffers, and describe next steps in this collaborative effort to improve water quality in communities across Minnesota. The Governor, Cabinet officials, and Soil and Water Conservation District representatives also will describe how farmers can apply for compliance waivers, and access financial and technical assistance to install water quality buffers.

 

In order to receive call-in information, reporters who wish to participate in Monday’s Greater Minnesota press call must RSVP directly to Sam Fettig (sam.fettig@state.mn.us) no later than 1:30pm on Monday, October 30, 2017. Details about Monday’s news conference and press call are included below.

 

EVENT #1: STATE CAPITOL NEWS CONFERENCE

 

WHO:

Governor Mark Dayton

John Jaschke, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Justin Hanson, District Manager for the Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District

 

WHAT:

Greater Minnesota press call to thank Minnesota farmers for water quality efforts, describe the compliance waiver process, and discuss next steps for water quality buffer installation

 

WHEN:

Monday, October 30, 2017

2:00pm

 

WHERE:

Governor’s Reception Room

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55155

 

EVENT #2: GREATER MINNESOTA PRESS CALL

 

WHO:

Governor Mark Dayton

John Jaschke, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Justin Hanson, District Manager for the Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District

 

WHAT:

Greater Minnesota press call to thank Minnesota farmers for water quality efforts, describe the compliance waiver process, and discuss next steps for water quality buffer installation

 

WHEN:

Monday, October 30, 2017

3:00pm

 

HOW:

In order to receive call-in information, reporters who wish to participate in Monday’s Greater Minnesota press call must RSVP directly to Sam Fettig (sam.fettig@state.mn.us) no later than 1:30pm on Monday, October 30, 2017.

 

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Source: Dayton Media