The 2025 Annual Conference will be Saturday, February 8, at the Gorecki Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph MN
Here's a look back at our 2024 Annual Conference
Our annual gathering, with topics that you pick, learning and sharing the wisdom of our sustainable community, and lots of social time.
Advance registration required
This event is sold out.
SFA photographs scenes at this conference for promotional purposes. Your registration acknowledges your willingness to be photographed.
Parking: There is another large event on the St. Ben's campus on the day of our conference, so we recommend that you allow time to find good parking. For a map of Guest parking and sidewalk routes to the Conference Center, click HERE.
Lunch: You are welcome to bring a bag lunch, visit a nearby restaurant in St. Joseph, or eat in the campus dining hall on the main level of the Gorecki Center. Emerging farmers are invited to a complimentary lunch session. Save time in line and buy your $15 dining hall ticket in advance when you register for the Conference!
Note: As of January 10, we are sold out of exhibitor tables.
We welcome your sponsorship, though we won't be able to provide you with exhibitor space.
Our 2024 Sponsors
Opening Plenary Session Sponsor
Lakewinds is a community owned food cooperative grocery store located in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. Since 1975, Lakewinds has been providing access to local, organic, and sustainable foods while supporting local farmers and giving back to the communities we serve. No membership is required. All are welcome!
Minnesota Grown is a marketing program of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture devoted to promoting Minnesota Grown products. Over the past 35+ years, the program has become a trusted resource connecting consumers seeking local to Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. Membership benefits include free marketing materials, marketing cost shares (up to $3,300 value), listings in online directories visited by more than 350,000 users per year, and more.
Non-profit focused on farmer to farmer education.
UMN Extension provides research-based information to help farmers make sound agronomic and business decisions for their operations.
Prairie Yard & Garden is a 30-minute television show about gardening in the Upper Midwest. PY&G is a local production of Pioneer PBS.
We market a unique mix of supplies and equipment to fruit and vegetable growers as well as other organic inputs and equipment for larger acreage producers. Equipment includes crop rollers, double sickle mowers, sprayers, tine weeders and compost turners.
RSDP helps connect communities, organizations, farmers, and individuals working on sustainability projects with resources at the University of Minnesota.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) implements agriculture policy, administers credit and loan programs, and manages conservation, commodity, disaster and farm marketing programs for agricultural producers.