Annual Conference


The 2025 Annual Conference will be Saturday, February 8, at the Gorecki Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph MN

A look back at our February 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.

See the February 2024 Sessions & Features HERE.

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Our 2024 Sponsors


Afternoon Social Sponsor

For non-traditional agriculture operations marketing products to consumers or through local and regional food systems, Compeer can help with your financing needs.

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 Emerging Farmer Office within the MDA supports new MN farmers in their journey to build their operations and skill set for success.

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.

Farmers Union is a grassroots, member-driven organization working for family farmers and rural communities. We believe in fair farm and rural policy that guarantees a safe and abundant food supply, provides family farmers with fair prices for their labor, and revitalizes rural Minnesota.


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 Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. More than 1 million acres and 1,430 producers are Water Quality Certified.


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