Funding for the Discovery Farms program comes from a number of sources.

  • The Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center (MAWRC) provides funding for the general operation of the Discovery Farms program, through grants provided by the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council, and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Councill.
  • The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) provides Clean Water Funding for monitoring equipment and technical staff.
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) supports the Discovery Farms Minnesota program through a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) targeted at toward drainage related research projects across Minnesota