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The University of Minnesota Extension forestry team provides research-based information to landowners, loggers, and industry professionals to help protect and improve Minnesota woodlands.

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New ways for old terrain

This Inside Agroforestry article highlights Diomy Zamora's work towards expanding wooded pasture use in Minnesota. Article begins on page 3.

Using corn rows to reduce blowing snow

University of Minnesota Extension and MnDOT developed calculator that helps MnDOT determine fair incentive payments for standing corn rows, hay bales and silage bags used to catch blowing snow and protect state highways in winter months.

If you have such a planting, we would like to learn more. Please take this survey.

Living snow fence program

The Star Tribune published an article spotlighting the Living Snow Fence program and its incentives for farmers, youth agriculture groups and Minnesota drivers.

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