Current & Upcoming

Strategies for Managing Buckthorn Webinar

May 30, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM

Webinar

North Dakota State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension with the Sustainable Farming Association are hosting a webinar for producers to learn more about utilizing goat browsing and other control methods for Buckthorn. “Utilizing small ruminants, particularly goats as a means for invasive plant species control is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to, or…

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Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Jun 04, 2024 7:30PM

Zoom

The Western Chapter of SFA meets virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Peter Schwagerl at western@sfa-mn.org for Zoom link.

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GML Chapter Networking Night

Jun 06, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Block North Brew Pub 302 Minnesota Ave N Aitkin, MN 56431

The first Thursday of every month, Greater Mille Lacs Chapter folks are welcome to come to Block North Brew Pub for casual networking nights beginning at 5:45. Come when you can.   Address: 302 Minnesota Ave N Aitkin, MN 56431   SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for…

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Prescribed Goat Grazing for Savanna Restoration

Jun 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center 860 Cliff Rd Eagan, MN 55123

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Presenters: Tyler Carlson – SFA Brad Gordon and Alex Bahr – Great River Greening Goat Grazing Specialist with Diversity Landworks Join us for a look at the techniques and considerations for using goats to control buckthorn. We’ll start with a fencing and water system demonstration and training by the goat managers from Diversity Landworks. Learn…

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Holistic Approach to Weed Management for Specialty Crops

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm, 4396 240th Ave. Waldorf, MN 56091

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Dan Zimmerli, Cedar Crate Farm Come join SFA’s Specialty Crop Lead Dan Zimmerli of Cedar Crate Farm, a mixed vegetable operation in Waldorf, MN, for a workshop on holistic weed management. Cedar Crate Farm produces over 70 varieties of vegetables available at farmers market, CSA, and through wholesale partners. Dan will discuss holistic weed management approaches that work…

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Pasture Walk Series #3: Brakstad Family Farm

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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Join us at Brakstad Family Farm for the third of our summer Pasture Walk Series! Lance Bragstad will be sharing his first-time experience of outwintering, using both bale grazing and unrolling bales. We will also be touring the grazing system and other farm enterprises, including the hydroponic greenhouse and vegetable operation. About the farm: Brakstad Family Farm…

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Garlic Field Day in New Prague

Jun 30, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

The Garlic Farmers 25801 Freeborn Avenue New Prague, MN 56071

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Chad and Christi Ryburn started The Garlic Farmers from a shared love of cooking, health benefits, a dedication to sustainable agriculture, and a common interest in garlic. They each have unique experiences and skills that contribute to the formation of their garlic enterprise. Chad loves digging in the soil after a day of work and…

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Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

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This is a 201 level workshop. Join SFA consultants Kent Solberg and Jonathan Kilpatrick, along with staff from the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Soil and Water Conservation Districts for a soil health field day in Northern Minnesota. We will begin in the classroom, looking over the results of soil health tests (Haney,…

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Sowing Seeds: Celebrating Local Foods & Lost Skills

Jul 14, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Alternative Roots Farm 11197 130th Street Madelia, MN 56062

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A fun and memorable afternoon that is all about celebrating local foods and rediscovering traditional self-sufficiency skills. TNT Eats Food Truck  Kids Activities  Pop-Up Farmers Market  Skills Demos  Farm Tour  Kids under 12 free 12 and up, $20 per person Pre-registration required, no walkups, please. Click on flyer to enlarge Refunds for cancellations can be requested…

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Pasture Walk Series #4 – Silvopasture

Jul 25, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

TBD TBD,

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Save the Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2024  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. More details coming soon.  Free Admission; registration requested. Address: coming soon. Contact: Jonathan Kilpatrick, jonathan@sfa-mn.org SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional purposes and to use as documentation of events to share with our…

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Past | Archive

Pasture Walk Series #2: Eric Blaha Farm

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

18690 494 St. Verndale, MN 56481

Drink for a Cause: SFA at Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

May 21, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Hill Brewing Company 7421 Bush Lake Road Edina, MN 55439

Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

May 07, 2024 7:30PM

Zoom

May Farmer Social

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Get Bentz Farm 30700 Northfield Blvd Northfield, MN 55057

GML Chapter Networking Night

May 02, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Block North Brew Pub 302 Minnesota Ave N Aitkin, MN 56431