Coteau Ridge

Welcome to the Coteau Ridge Chapter

The newest chapter in SFA, Coteau Ridge chapter, is looking for sustainable farmers, farm supporters and like-minded consumers who are interested in being a part of it. With an area that includes Eastern South Dakota and Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Renville Counties in Minnesota, we are actively looking for leaders and members to build this chapter!

If you would like to join us, or for more information, email

We are seeking new chapter board members!  You can be a leader in our region's sustainable farming and local foods movement.

If you're interested, or would like to suggest someone who would be good as a board member, please email Mary Fischer.


Upcoming Events

  • Cafe Chat in Marshal, March 27
  • Let's Farm Well Retreat in Marvin SD, April 11& 12
  • More info below

Cafe Chat: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and On-Farm Consulting

Wednesday, March 27, 2024    Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Wooden Nickel Burgers & Brew
448 W Main St Marshall, MN 56258

Join us for a free lunch and a casual conversation featuring the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program as well as SFA's popular On-Farm Consulting services. Come to this informal gathering for lunch and a chance to have a direct conversation with SFA's experts:

  • Angie Walter, Dairy Farmer
  • Jonathan Kilpatrick, Soil Health and On-Farm Consulting Lead

Topics to include:

- How the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program could benefit your farm and help solve labor and succession issues.

- Attainable financial incentives available to farms (MN Ag Water Quality Program)

- SFA's popular member benefit of on-farm consulting where simple and realistic steps can help farmers gain control and understanding of the soil they work with everyday

Registration (coming soon) is requested; Walk-up's are welcome.

Let's Farm Well Retreat

Thursday, April 11, starting at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, ending at 3:00 p.m.

Abbey of the Hills Retreat Center
46561 147th Street, Marvin SD 57251

We’re farmers because we love farming – and yet there can be intense emotional and mental stress.

Join us for a time filled with laughing, sharing, learning, relaxing and reflecting.

Featuring Mary Jo Irmen, Author of the Book and Podcast, Farming Without the Bank.

$60 per person includes:

  • All Retreat Activities
  • Thursday Night Supper and Drinks
  • Thursday Night Lodging
  • Friday Breakfast & Lunch

Information flyer coming soon.

Registration required (coming soon)

Abbey of the Hills
Mary Jo Irmen Headshot

Become a Member

Renew or start your membership below.
Be sure to select "Coteau Ridge" as your chapter on the membership form.

Chapter Leadership

Mary Fischer, Chapter Coordinator; Delegate to the SFA Board of Directors:

Now seeking new Board Members!  Contact Mary Fischer for more information.