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Lester Soil

Minnesota State Soil

Minnesota corn; photo by Kris on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

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.