Paradox Farm

EVENTS

Attend a conference, field day, or festival

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OUR WORK

Dig deep into soil health

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COMMUNITY

Discover a strong web of support

The Latest from SFA

Celebrate local foods and farmers at a number of festivals hosted by our members!

Regional chapters of SFA farmers and their supporters invite you to come connect, relax, and EAT.

July 14: Sowing Seeds, Madelia

Aug. 10: Minnesota Garlic Festival, Hutchinson

Sept. 7: Harvest Festival, Duluth

Sept. 14: Deep Roots Festival, Frazee

Sept. 21: Minnesota Salsa Fest, Wadena

New! Looking to list?

The SFA Bulletin Board is a  feature designed to help SFA members sell, swap, or share resources and opportunities.

The board is public to view, but you must be a member to list! (Don't forget to log in).

Thursday, May 30: 7:30-9:00 PM.
Landowners and graziers: Join SFA, University of Minnesota Extension, and NDSU Extension for a free webinar on using small ruminants to manage buckthorn!
Using grazing as a management strategy helps avoid or reduce herbicide use, provides access to steep or difficult places for machines to reach, and allows for efficient management of large areas.
Principles of Soil Health

Principles of Soil Health

Soil health is foundational to all of SFA's work.

Keep the Soil Covered

Keep the Soil Covered

Build and maintain vegetation.

Limit Disturbance

Limit Disturbance

Minimize or eliminate mechanical and chemical soil disturbance.

Build Diversity

Build Diversity

Manage to increase plant, microbe, livestock and wildlife diversity.

Living Root

Living Root

Keep living plants in the soil as much as possible.

Integrate Livestock

Integrate Livestock

Healthy soils require appropriate livestock integration.

Context

Context

Apply these principles within your unique operation.

Soil Health Principles

Healthy soil is fundamental. Our health, wealth, and future depends on the ecosystem beneath our feet. SFA's work promotes agricultural community and prosperity through soil health.

We provide consulting and technical assistance as well as educational and networking opportunities to farmers and landowners in the areas of grazing, dairy, cropping, silvopasture, and fruit and vegetable production.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Strategies for Managing Buckthorn Webinar

May 30, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM

Webinar

Prescribed Goat Grazing for Savanna Restoration

Jun 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center 860 Cliff Rd Eagan, MN 55123

Holistic Approach to Weed Management for Specialty Crops

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm, 4396 240th Ave. Waldorf, MN 56091