Chapter Event

Current & Upcoming

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Jul 02, 2024 7:30PM

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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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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  Full details available on the Minnesota River Chapter page! Registration: Pre-registration is required, no walkups, please. $20 per person; Kids under 12 free. ————— Vendor applications now…

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Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

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Alison and Joshua Stamper own and operate Yker Acres, a pasture based farrow to finish, heritage breed farm in Carlton, MN. Joshua has a BS in Agriculture from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, and MS in Agronomy. Alison did not grow up on a farm, but she can tell you all about what it takes…

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Urban Farm Tour

Jul 21, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Blue Forest Plants 831 W Skyline Pkwy Duluth, MN

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See two impressive producers in the middle of Duluth! Ted Johnson and Angie Krick have Blue Forest Plants which specializes in fruit, nut, and perennials for the northern climate. Their backyard farm is an established permaculture paradise where they grow and propagate a huge variety of plants. Ben Cogger runs Observation Hill Farm. We will…

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Identifying Grasses & Other Plants on a Sustainable Farm: “Gazing at Graminoids”

Jul 27, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

South Shore Event Center 733 6th Street Howard Lake, MN 55349 7616 25th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349

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Join the Crow River Chapter for a day of identifying and learning about plants found on a sustainable and organic farm. We’ll start the day with a class/workshop focusing on grasses led by Department of MBS Prairie Ecologist, Rhett Johnson, author of the “Field Guide to Minnesota Grasses”. This morning session will be indoors at the…

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Edible Plant Walk

Jul 31, 2024 5:00PM—7:00PM

UMD Land Lab 3568 Riley Rd. Duluth, MN 55803

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This plant walk will focus on wild edible plants in a variety of habitats at the UMD Land Lab. Guided by conservation biologist and wild edible instructor Sarah Foltz Jordan, we will discuss dozens of exceptional wild food plants in our region, along with creative ways to incorporate them into our diets in a meaningful…

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Cultivating a Sustainable Future at the UMD Land Lab

Aug 03, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

UMD Land Lab 3568 Riley Rd Duluth, MN 55803

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Led by the new farm manager John Beaton, we will tour the Land Lab and discuss how the university farm can be a resource to area growers through research and education. We will see the renewed market garden, see a demonstration of their compost spreader, and discuss the biochar and forest assisted migration projects. This…

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Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Aug 06, 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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Growing Small Fruits

Aug 08, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Shubat's Fruits 2155 Johnson Road Duluth, MN 55804

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Join us at Shubats Fruits for a field day discussing fruit varieties and management strategies of a variety of small fruits and berries. We will see established elderberries, grapes, honey berry, Juneberry, blueberry, black currants, red currants, white currants, gooseberries, and sea berries. Deb also has apple, plum and pear orchards, and grows veggies and…

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Good Nature Farm Field Tour

Aug 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Good Nature Farm

Join us for an afternoon touring and learning about Good Nature Farm in Grand Marais MN. Meet farmers Nick and Kristin DeArruda Wharton and connect with fellow local farmers and producers. Good Nature Farm is a family farm and off-grid solar-powered homestead on Lake Superior's North Shore. They grow produce, raise laying hens and have sold…

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Past | Archive

MN River Chapter Social + Sowing Seeds Event Planning Night

Jun 11, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Mankato Brewery. 1119 Center St, North Mankato, MN 56003

East Central Chapter Networking Night – Sapsucker Farms Cider Barn

Jun 07, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

2752 215th Ave. Mora, MN 55051

GML Chapter Networking Night

Jun 06, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

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

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Jun 04, 2024 7:30PM

Zoom

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