The East Central Chapter is hosting an “About the Coop Workshop” as well as information sharing about GrownBy at Coborn’s in Isanti, MN on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00 am to Noon. This event includes a potluck and all are encouraged to bring something to share. It is free to attend. Registration is requested, and walkups are welcome.
Presenter: Eric R. Sannerud is the National Coop Organizing Lead for Farm Generations Cooperative. Eric serves on Minnesota’s Rural Finance Authority and is a TEDx speaker. Eric Farms outside of Milaca, Minnesota with his wife and many, many animals.
About the Coop Workshop: Take a short trip through 1900s midwest farmer cooperative actions including stories dating back to the founding of the MN state DFL, the Non-Partisan League, and more. Then engage with your community of fellow farmers around starting a hypothetical farmers cooperative! Leave inspired by the cooperative actions of our ancestors and buoyed by the challenging nature of running a farmer cooperative day to day.
About GrownBy: GrownBy is the farmer-owned online marketplace. In the last three years, over 200 farmers have sold over $2M of products direct to shoppers on the GrownBy app.
Address: Coborn’s Community Room, 209 6th Avenue Northeast Isanti, MN 55040
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 funders. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let our event host know — we’ll make every effort to make sure you are not photographed.