Annual Conference


Saturday, February 11, 2023
Gorecki Conference Center
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph

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The 2024 Annual Conference will be held at the College of Saint Benedict on Saturday, February 10, 2024!


With topics including:

  • Fruit & Vegetable Soil Health and Profitability
  • Grazing Strategies
  • "Burn the Box" Changing Ag Paradigms
  • Beekeeping
  • Farm Profitability
  • Emerging Farmer Resources
  • Climate Adaptability
  • and more!

A look back at our 2022 conference:

Why attend our Annual Conference?

Our 2023 Sponsors


Afternoon Social Sponsor

A community owned grocery store with 3 locations in the Twin Cities Metro area, Lakewinds' mission is to promote sustainable agriculture, support local makers. and nourish our community. No membership required to shop, and all are welcome!

Opening Plenary Session Sponsor

For non-traditional agricultural operations marketing products to consumers or through local/regional food systems, Compeer can help with your financing needs. We provided dedicated underwriting, fast turnaround, exceptional client service and technical expertise and training opportunities - benefits that are generally hard to come by for non-traditional operations


A voluntary opportunity for farmers and ag landowners to take the lead in conservation practices that protect our water while obtaining regulatory certainty for 10 years.

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.


Supporting working lands, rural places and local foods through resources and assistance for farm transitions, farmland access, farm and food entrepreneurs and more.


Solar Electric (PV) design, sales and installation.

Supporting community-based organizations and people working to find sustainable solutions to agriculture and food systems problems.

We aim to connect graziers and landowners, matching livestock to land. Graziers can search for forage to graze and landowners can search for livestock to graze their land.

A grassroots membership organization that works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Manufacturer of certified organic and non-GMO livestock & poultry feeds and minerals, with hundreds of formulations. Also sourcing organic and non-GMO seed.


A market-based conservation approach that offers incentives for good grassland stewardship through a certification label on beef products, a now this program is coming to Minnesota.

Our mission is to create a society where people value prevention over treatment. We have partnered with Contact Organics, a high-performing bioherbicide supporting regenerative agriculture for the control of common annual and perennial broadleaf weeds and grasses.

Climate land leaders working with compassion and commitment to address the climate crisis on their land.

A farmer-owner online marketplace. With farmer-built software features GrownBy helps farmers of all sizes and sales models save valuable time and earn more money.

Providing research-based education to farmers across Minnesota.

40 Square

An independent cooperative dedicated providing comprehensive health plan options for MN agri-businesses, their employees and farm families.

Marketing a unique mix of supplies & equipment for fruit & vegetable growers, plus organic inputs and equipment for larger farms.

Soil moisture sensors that are affordable, easy to use, smart farming and smart technology that instals in the field in minutes.