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Minnehaha Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Closed Indefinitely

Our sources indicate that this program is closed indefinitely and unlikely to reopen.

The Minnehaha Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (MSAI) will soon be underway in northeastern Minnehaha County, serving Sioux Falls and the surrounding community while also working to improve land quality. This 3-year project is one of 17 selected in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and federally-funded through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.

The purpose of this project is to address resource concerns surrounding plant and soil health/quality though the use of conservation practices, such as: High Tunnels, Cover Crops, Filter Strips, and other supporting practices. This initiative will be implemented by the Minnehaha Conservation District (MCD) in collaboration with farmers, ranchers, and landowners.


Farmers, ranchers, and landowners within the project area are eligible to apply for financial assistance.

Application Instructions

To apply to be a part of this project, find and contact your local NRCS Service Center at, or contact Brian Top at or at (605) 359-5108, or Alina Krone-Hedman at or at (605) 595-8052.



October 22, 2021

Financial Instrument


Updated March 27, 2024

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