Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council

Learn, explore, and network

Contact: or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 714.

Since 2000, Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, a Networking Group of the Sustainable Farming Association, has provided thousands of people with opportunity to learn, explore, and network through winter workshops and summer land and water tours. The group is open to all who wish to participate.

Forage Council

Upcoming Events

Roots So Deep Documentary Showing & Virtual Discussion

Friday, Apr 12, 2024   5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Simultaneous Viewings in these locations:

  • Central Lakes College, Brainerd Campus, Dryden Theatre, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401
  • M State Wadena, 405 Colfax Ave SW, Wadena, MN 56482

We will be viewing the documentary Roots So Deep in two locations: Central Lakes College in Brainerd and M State in Wadena.
The veiwing will be followed by a virtual Q&A with producer Peter Byck.

Free admission. Registration requested, walkups welcome.

Spring Pasture Walk at the Eric Blaha Farm

Thursday, May 23, 2024   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

18690 494th St, Verndale, MN, 56481

Eric would like to share with us his pasture system that is the basis for his grassfed beef business. Eric has fall seeded cover crops that he will be grazing and calving on during the walk. We will tour Eric's rotational grazing system and hear about his goals and plans for the future of the farm. He grazes annuals as a regular part of his pasture system, using a no-till drill to establish them.

If you have questions or have thought about adding annuals into your operation this will be a good time to join us and have some of those conversations. We will also be discussing watering systems, strip grazing, calving systems, forages and grass management.

Free admission. Registration requested, walkups welcome.


2024 Forage Council Grazing School
with Greg Judy and Issac Tappenden

September 27 & 28, 2024
Verndale MN

The 2024 Forage Council Grazing School is scheduled for two full days, Sept 27 & 28th in Verndale. Greg Judy and Issac Tappenden with Green Pastures Farm will be our guest speakers. We will be offering a mix of sessions on basic grazing techniques as well as in depth sessions for advanced grazers.

Look for registration details this spring!