Iowa has some of the best farmland in the country, and, because they want to keep it that way, a delegation of legislators will be in Minnesota next week to see how it’s done here.
The Iowa legislators on “Clean Water and Soil Health Tour” will spend three days here, with meetings at the Capitol and a look at how lakes and fields in three southern Minnesota counties.
The 12 legislators and others from Iowa say they hope to learn from Minnesota leaders about “policies, programs, incentives and best practices they can take back to Iowa.”
The group will meet in Ames on Monday and caravan to St. Paul. They have meetings at the Capitol on Tuesday to learn more about the Minnesota Water Framework. They also have a choice of a Padelford river cruise or a Twins game that night.
And they’ll visit sites in Dakota, Dodge and Mower counties on the way home Wednesday.