Support For Local Watershed Groups

Watershed Leaders Network connects farming neighbors, landowners, and local collaborators with peers to learn, share and define next steps forward

Our steering committee walks away from these workshops reinvigorated and affirmed,
and we keep coming back for the learning and connections.” — J. Nelson

Participate In a Workshop

Watershed Leaders Network workshops introduce farmer-driven watershed groups to others working toward similar goals in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Participants hear success stories, share experiences, ask questions, build skills, and reflect and strategize as local teams away from daily demands.

Workshops focus on shared work for local solutions. All voices are heard. Groups are encouraged to invite community partners such as bankers, ag retailers, land managers, non-farming landowners, and local organizations, so all expertise and experiences inform next wise steps for work at home.

Contact us to host a workshop in your watershed.

Build This Approach Into Your Own Program

This collaborative learning experience is offered two ways: in open enrollment workshops, and within existing agricultural and watershed initiatives, to support their success.

If you lead an organization with this focus and want an action-oriented, participatory approach for your next training or gathering, contact us.


Producer & Soil Health Advocate

Tim Smith

Eagle Grove, Iowa
Tim Smith

Producer & Farmer-Led Council Founder

John Eron

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
John Eron

Member, Le Sueur River Watershed Network

Jessica Nelson

South Central Minnesota
Jessica Nelson