1103 GRUENHAGEN DRIVE
GLENCOE, MN 55336
2016 MCLEOD COUNTY CONSERVATIONIST!!
2016 McLeod County
Soil and Water
Outstanding Conservationist of the Year
Irene Genelin & Andy Cotter
From the McLeod district we have Irene Genelin and Andy Cotter pictured from Hutchinson. Irene and Andy operate 85 acres of land where they have planted wild flowers, prairie grasses as well as wetland restorations and ponds. The land was purchased in 2002 and Andy & Irene were married in 2008 and now share a daughter. They also run an organic fruit farm that focuses on strawberries, apples, pears, and grapes. They have an event rental space in their renovated barn and rent out their well house to overnight guests. Programs that they are enrolled in and/or have applied for are CAP, Water Quality Plan, CRP, WRP, and are also involved in a MDA research grant. Irene and Andy have a true passion for their land that they operate. They put a ton of hard labor and work into their 85 acres and take a lot of pride in it.
2017 TREE ORDER FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
Please see "trees" to your left!
**NEW** We are now accepting Grant Applications for Education! Please see "Program" for an application form.
Welcome... Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's) are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use an development of soil, water and related resources.