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

Dan Zimmerli of Cedar Crate Farm (Waldorf) will host a free workshop on Monday, June 24 focused on weed management for specialty crop growers.

Come and learn about:

  • Creating stale seed beds
  • Cover cropping
  • Tools and timing of cultivation
  • and see a walk-behind tractor demo!

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).

If you are thinking about bringing small ruminants into your vegetation management work, join us on Monday, June 24.

Graziers, land managers, and interested members of the public are invited to Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan to take a look at the techniques and considerations for using goats to control buckthorn.

Registration closes at 10 AM on Friday, June 21.

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

Prescribed Goat Grazing for Savanna Restoration

Jun 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:30PM

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

Pasture Walk Series #3: Red Polls and a Greenhouse

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472