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Germination Chamber and Succession Planting Workshop

Apr 22, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm 4396 240TH AVENUE Waldorf, MN 56091

Presented by Dan Zimmerli Farmer and owner, Cedar Crate Farm in partnership with SFA and Region Nine Development Commission A germination chamber is a controlled environment used to optimize seed germination and can play a vital role on small farms in increasing your germination rate, reducing the stress of starting seeds, and will improve overall profitability.…

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“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm” with Charlotte Smith

Apr 18, 2024 8:00AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 College Ave S St. Joseph, MN 56374

“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm: Strategies to find loyal customers who value your products and come back season after season” — Charlotte Smith will lead this full-day workshop in St. Joseph, Minn. on Thursday, April 18. Do any of the following describe you? There always seems to be more money going out than…

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Bent Paddle Round Up with LSSFA

Apr 13, 2024 12:00PM—3:00PM

Bent Paddle Brewing Company 1832 W Michigan Street Duluth, MN 55806

A social gathering in Bent Paddle Brewing Company to celebrate that the Lake Superior Chapter of SFA are their round-up recipients from April 1 – 15, 2024. Come learn about the LSSFA! No registration required, just show up. SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional…

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“Roots So Deep” Documentary Showing

Apr 12, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

Join the Forage Council to watch the documentary “Roots So Deep.” We’ll have two locations to watch from: Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River and M State in Wadena. Following the film, we’ll enjoy a virtual Q&A with producer Peter Byck. Watch the trailer here: Roots So Deep asks the question “is there a better way” to what we…

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Regenerative Agriculture Conference – “Litter the land with livestock”

Apr 10, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

Braham Event Center 655 8th Street SW Braham, MN 55006

The East Central Chapter of SFA is announcing the Regenerative Agriculture Conference being held at the Braham Event Center (655 8th Street SW, Braham, MN 55006) on Wednesday April 10, 2024 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Regenerative Agriculture Conference: Litter the landscape with livestock is organized and hosted by East Central Chapter members Craig and Vicki Trytten. They…

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Minnesota River Chapter Meeting

Apr 10, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Mankato, MN

The MN River Chapter will be conducting a business meeting in conjunction with the Region Nine Grower’s Network. The agenda includes: Introductions and Updates, Local Foods Update, and a discussion on Internships. The SFA Business meeting will begin at approx. 5:00 with a social hour following from 6:00-7:00 p.m.. Current members and interested persons are…

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Apr 05, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

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

Note: This event has been rescheduled for Friday, April 5. 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…

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GML Chapter Networking Night

Apr 04, 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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Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Apr 02, 2024 7:30PM


The Western Chapter of SFA meets virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Zoom link for the April 2, 2024 meeting: Contact Peter Schwagerl at for Zoom link.

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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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