Official State Soil of Minnesota
Minnesota designated Lester soil as the official state soil in 2012. These soils are very productive and of significant importance to the economy in Minnesota. All State Soils
Lester soils are in 17 different counties in south-central Minnesota and total over 600,000 acres. These soils formed under woody vegetation that has been removed in most areas for agricultural production. The principal crops are corn and soybeans.