Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program

The purpose of the Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program is to prevent pollution, improve water quality, and address other local environmental concerns by assisting local governments to implement agricultural and rural components of their Comprehensive Local Water Plans, Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plans and other environmental planning documents. This is a low interest loan program administered by the MN Department of Agriculture. The local contact is the Environmental Services Office in Morris (320) 208-6558. Loans are used to restore or protect water quality, whether on a farm, a rural home site, or at a lakeside cabin. Qualifying loans include: 

  • Feedlot Improvements, manure storage basins and spreading equipment
  • Terraces, waterways, sediment basins
  • Shore and river stabilization
  • Septic System Upgrades

For more information on the program see the following brochure and application:
AgBMP Brochure (PDF)
AgBMP Application (PDF)