Field Day & On-Farm

Current & Upcoming

Urban Farm Tour

Jul 21, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Blue Forest Plants 831 W Skyline Pkwy Duluth, MN


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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Pasture Walk Series #4 – Oak Savannas, Native Prairies and Goat Grazing

Jul 25, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Lakeside Prairie Farm: 20503 180th Ave. Barrett, MN 56311


Bryan and Jessie Simon of Lakeside Prairie Farm have been farming in Grant County, MN for over 10 years. Their farming journey originally started as a desire to offer a full-diet CSA. After clearing and fighting buckthorn on their farm for years, the Simons brought in goats to help keep it under control. That move…

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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


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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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


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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Growing Small Fruits

Aug 08, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Shubat's Fruits 2155 Johnson Road Duluth, MN 55804


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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Bounty and Blooms: Cut Flower Tour

Aug 12, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

R. Roots Garden, 2131 Penn Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411


Cut flowers can be a diversifying crop for fruit and vegetable growers, adding an income stream in the form of bouquets and arrangements. And in the case of R. Roots Garden, even edible flowers! Queen Frye will show us how she has integrated edible flowers into her urban farm… and we just might get to…

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Family Milk Cow Workshop

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

Wild Wood Farm 30607 Phelps Mill Rd Underwood, MN 56586


This is a 101 level workshop. Are you interested in adding a milk cow to your small farm or homestead, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join us for a hands-on workshop at Wild Wood Farm located in Underwood, Minnesota. Kelsey Wulf has over ten years experience raising and selling family milk cows. Over the…

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Pasture Walk Series #5 – Warm Season Annuals

Aug 22, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM



Save the Date:  Thursday, August 22, 2024  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. More details coming soon.  Free Admission; registration requested. Address: coming soon. Contact: Jonathan Kilpatrick, 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…

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Soil Health and Urban Farm Conservation Practices with NRCS

Sep 09, 2024 4:00PM—6:00PM

California Street Farm 72 22nd Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418


Join the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network at California Street Farm for a tour and discussion on Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) opportunities for urban and peri-urban growers! This event is free to attend. Registration requested, walkups welcome. Address: 72 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Agenda: 4pm: Arrival & networking time 4:30pm Elyssa speaks about…

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Past | Archive

Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

Sowing Seeds: Celebrating Local Foods & Lost Skills

Jul 14, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Alternative Roots Farm 11197 130th Street Madelia, MN 56062

Snake River Farm Tour with the East Central Chapter

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

18251 62nd St. Becker, MN 55308

Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

Garlic Field Day in New Prague

Jun 30, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

The Garlic Farmers 25801 Freeborn Avenue New Prague, MN 56071

Pasture Walk Series #3: Red Polls and a Greenhouse

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472