Our Work

We support farmers, landowners, and collaborators who are working together to reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff to streams of the upper Mississippi River Basin.

Funding For Farmer-Directed Projects

Each year we award funding to projects led by local teams of landowners, advisors, and community partners who are working together to reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff to streams of the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Learn more about Project Funding and previously funded projects.

Workshops For Farmer-Driven Watershed Groups

Watershed Leaders Network connects local watershed groups to peers who are working toward similar goals across the Upper Mississippi River Basin—in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Workshops provide opportunities to hear real-life success stories, share experiences, ask questions, build skills, and reflect and strategize as local teams away from daily demands.

Resources For Farming and Watershed Health

Information for improving local streams and watersheds is abundant but often hidden, detailed, and complicated. We put a lens on published information and technical services to help rural communities use resources relevant to local goals and decisions. Credible science is the baseline for this guidance. Farmer and landowner experience turns science into knowledge for daily life.

All activities achieve goals in Fishers & Farmers Partnership’s Strategic Plan, updated every three years.