Current & Upcoming

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting – In person!

Mar 05, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

OMG Offices - 25 2nd Street NW Ortonville, MN 56278


The Western Chapter will have our regular monthly meeting in-person at the OMG Offices in Ortonville, MN from 6:30-8:00 PM. The meeting will begin with an update from Western Chapter delegate Peter Schwagerl from his recent trip to the state SFA board meeting. This will give the chapter important information about all of the great things…

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GML Chapter Networking Night

Mar 07, 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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Crow River Winter Coffee Social #4

Mar 09, 2024 9:00AM—10:30AM

Mocha Monkey 115 S. Olive St. Waconia, MN 55387

Come meet your fellow Crow River Chapter folks this winter over warm beverages and fellowship at local coffeeshops. A relevant topic of table discussion will be provided at each social, though the discussion will probably range broadly. Suggested topic: Farming books and Book Swap Free to attend, no registration required. Address: Mocha Monkey – 115 S. Olive…

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Central Chapter Annual Meeting and Breakfast Social

Mar 09, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

Sprout MN 609 13th Ave NE Little Falls, MN 56345


Please join the Central Chapter for our annual meeting at Sprout in Little Falls! As is tradition, the board will be preparing breakfast for everyone with local food from our farms. We'll explore ideas for farm field days and socials, hear about a new dinner-on-the-farm concept, and hear about farm nutrient management from local consultant, Glen…

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Maple Syruping with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network

Mar 11, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Coon Rapids Civic Center 11155 Robinson Drive Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Register with UMN Extension

Whether you’re looking to get started or home in on syruping skills, this workshop is a great learning tool for small-scale enthusiasts. Extension Educator Lia Spaniolo will lead participants through the tapping and syrup-making process with presentations and hands-on activities. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the history of maple syrup, laws and regulations,…

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2024 Midwest Soil Health Summit

Mar 13, 2024 12:00PM—Mar 14, 2024 5:00PM

Courtyard Marriot: 901 Raintree Rd Mankato, MN 56001


“Managing for Profit with the Soil Health Principles” The Midwest Soil Health Summit is our premier soil health event of the year, drawing together local and national experts in the field with attendees for discussion, networking, and education. Farmers, ag resource professionals, agency staff, hungry learners and more – all are welcome to attend and…

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Regenerative Silvopasture: Using Biochar and Seeding to Restore Oak Savanna and Forest

Mar 16, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Gustafson Farm/Ranch 9160 Co. Rd. 40 New London, MN 56273


Frank and Ann Gustafson have been working to develop silvopasture by treating over 100 acres of buckthorn in the oak woodland of their ranch near New London, MN. At this event we will hear about the tools and techniques they’re using to clear the buckthorn and other undesirable understory brush. We will also learn about…

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Veterinary Discussion – East Central Chapter Meeting

Mar 24, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

North Branch MN Library 6355 379th St, North Branch, MN 55056


Dr. Megan and Dr. Lily are both Vets at Northern Veterinary Services in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Northern Veterinary Services works exclusively with livestock, specializing in care for dairy and beef cattle, goats, sheep and cervids. Dr. Megan and Dr. Lily will be joining us for a discussion on the new regulations regarding over the…

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Mar 24, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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


Michael Dalquist from Little Elk Oranic Farm and the Central Chapter will be presenting a class where you will be taught the basics of pruning your fruit trees. Pruning is very important for training your tree to grow properly, eliminating unproductive branches, and helping prevent disease. While you're pruning your trees, you may also select…

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Cafe Chat – Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and On-Farm Consulting

Mar 27, 2024 12:00PM—1:30PM

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


Join SFA at the Wooden Nickel Burgers & Brew (Marshall) on Wednesday, March 27 from 12-1:30 p.m. for 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…

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Past | Archive

Farmer Meet & Greet – Greater Mille Lacs Chapter

Feb 25, 2024 4:00PM—5:30PM

33683 Dove St. Aitkin, MN 56431

Maple Syrup for Beginners

Feb 24, 2024 9:00AM—11:00AM

Northland Arboretum 14250 Conservation Drive Baxter, MN 56401

2024 SFA Annual Conference – Sold Out!

Feb 10, 2024 7:30AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 South College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374

Annual Conference “Night Before” Social

Feb 09, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Minnesota Street Market 27 W Minnesota Street St. Joseph, MN 56374

Crow River Winter Coffee Social #3

Feb 07, 2024 9:00AM—10:30AM

Spooky Brew 120 Oak Avenue North Maple Lake, MN 55358

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Feb 06, 2024 7:30PM