Annual Conference


Sharing the Wisdom of the Community

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Gorecki Conference Center
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph

Our annual gathering, with topics that you pick, learning and sharing the wisdom of our sustainable community, and lots of social time.

Sessions already in the works:

  • Experienced farmer track
  • Emerging farmer topics
  • Vegetable & fruit track
  • Successful on-farm events
  • Local marketing
  • Stockmanship
  • Pasture for profit
  • and much more

Full Schedule coming soon.


Early Bird Registration for SFA Members is Now Open!

SFA members pay only $50 for registration during our Early Bird sale! (Price goes up to $75 on December 16, 2023.)

Members: $50

Non-members: $100

Emerging Farmers: Free

Kids' Program: $20 (must pre-register)

Lunch ticket add-on: $15

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!

Sessions and Other Features will be announced December 15th, 2023


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Please consider partnering with us on our flagship farmer education event of the year. You may apply using either form option below.

Sponsor & Exhibitor information and fillable PDF form

Apply online

Our 2024 Sponsors


Afternoon Social Sponsor

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!


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture mission is to enhance all Minnesotans' quality of life by equitably ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment and the strength and resilience of our agricultural community.


MISA and SARE provide resources to strengthen communities, increase producers' economic viability, and improve the environment through grants and education.

Renewing the Countryside brings together people, ideas, and resources to catalyze meaningful change in our food system, on the landscape, and between urban and rural people.


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.


The farmer-owner online marketplace.

Organic Open Pollinated Seeds

Solar Electric (PV) System Design, Sales & Installation

Non-profit focused on farmer to farmer education.

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.

A look back at our 2022 conference:

Why attend our Annual Conference?