SWCD (218) 326-0017
NRCS (218) 326-6595
FAX (218) 326-8938

Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District


Soil Testing Kits

The Itasca SWCD helps administer the University of Minnesota's Soil Testing Program by providing landowners with the soil gathering equipment.  Samples are then mailed by the landowner to the University of Minnesota where the testing is completed.  Stop by our office to pick up your soil testing kit, or call us for more information.

Soil Survey

The most current soil survey data for Itasca County is now available online at the USDA's Web Soil Survey page.  From this site you can get soils information and print soil maps.  For assistance using the online soil survey you can call either the SWCD or NRCS office.

If you do not want to use the online version of the soil survey the SWCD still has some hard copies available for free. 


For assistance with federal agriculture and federal cost-share programs please contact Marge Sella, NRCS at 218-326-6595 or email.

For grazing information please contact Tom Gervais, NRCS at 218-720-5308 or

For other information regarding agriculture, try the following links:

    Minnesota Department of Agriculture

  Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)