NTAE: Well Water 101 Feature Story

Publication Description

Educators at University of Minnesota Extension have developed an online version of their “Minnesota Well and Septic Owners Class” to teach well owners how to detect and prevent water contamination on their properties. The class has not launched yet, but in this publication, the content developers talk about how they created the course and the best practices they learned along the way.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

University of Minnesota


Content Contributors:

Anne Nelson, Former Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension 

Jeff Broberg, Minnesota Well Owners Organization 

Jeff Stoner, Minnesota Groundwater Association 

Bruce Olsen, Minnesota Groundwater Association 

Paul Wotzka, Minnesota Well Owners Organization 

Kara Dennis, Minnesota Department of Health 

Carrie Raber, Minnesota Department of Health 

Kerry Marsolek, University of Minnesota Extension 

Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota 

Aaron Jensen, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023

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