The Yellow Medicine SWCD would like to introduce the newest member of our team, Brooke Buysse. Brooke has been hired by the SWCD as a Water Resource Technician.

The position became open after the retirement of District Manager Lou Ann Nagel, and the shifting of duties at the SWCD office.

She began working for Yellow Medicine SWCD in August and previously worked for Jackson County as the Feedlot Officer and Septic Inspector for over two years. She is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall where she received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Her education and experience will serve her well at the SWCD.

Brooke will be working mainly in Clarkfield but will also being working occasionally at the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District office in Minneota. The SWCD has been contracted by the Watershed District to provide some services to their office. Brooke’s hobbies include her horses and enjoying the outdoors. She resides between Ghent and Minneota with her husband, Nathan. Brooke and the SWCD are excited to continue working for you!

You will find her working with the Watershed District, the Wetland Conservation Act, Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention, and various Farm Bill and Minnesota conservation programs.

Feel free to contact Brooke at our office at (320) 669-4442 ext. 3 or her email You can always find out more about SWCDs and all of our programs on our Facebook page or at our NEW and IMPROVED website!