Crow River

Welcome to the Crow River Chapter

Encompassing an incredibly diverse part of the state that includes the Twin Cities and the rural counties to their west, Crow River offers opportunites for farmers, sustainable farming supporters and consumers to participate in a vital and active organization. We represent not only the more "traditional" farmers - dairy, grains, etc. - but also a wide range of thriving specialty and niche market farmers: CSAs, goats, sheep, poultry, herbs, garlic, restaurant and co-op produce, etc. We have an emphasis on education in sustainable practices and an impressive roster of events, including farm tours, the Annual Crow River Chapter Annual Meeting, the Minnesota Garlic Festival, and the popular "farm social" gatherings.

Information: Jerry Ford at or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 705.

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Crow River Chapter

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Chapter Annual Meeting

"Pollinators & Farms"

Saturday, March 18 (previously March 11), 10:00 AM

South Shore Event Center: 733 6th Street, Howard Lake, Minnesota 55349 (Second floor above the liquor store)

Program: 9:00 social time and set up potluck
10:00 Program begins

Potluck lunch! Bring something to share if you are able. Beverages provided.
And the world's shortest business meeting.

Theme: The benefits of pollinators on our farms and in our communities are numerous and important. Learn from experts and your fellow farmers, and bring your own stories.


Eric Mattson, Wright County Soil & Water Conservation District

Julie Reburg, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Phil Kronebusch, Beekeeper

Corrie Nyquist, PhD researcher at the University of Minnesota in Entomology, now working on the Bugs Below Zero project

Chris Kudrna, Conservationist, Moderator

Admission: Free for SFA Crow River Chapter members; $10.00 for nonmembers.

Butterfly and Flower

Chapter Leadership

    • Sarah Lindblom (President)


    • Dale Woodbeck (Treasurer)


    • Tim "Red" Kirkman (Secretary)


    • Elinor Opitz


    • Chris Kudrna


    • Connie Carlson


    • Jerry Ford (Coordinator)


Minnesota Garlic Festival

Minnesota Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2023

McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson MN

Official Website

More from Crow River Chapter

"Eat Crow" Winter 2022 Chapter Newsletter, click HERE.

"La Vie in Rows"
A Series on Caterpillar Tunnels & Soil Health, by Sarah Lindblom
Click HERE