Field Day & On-Farm

Current & Upcoming

Regenerative Silvopasture: Using Biochar and Seeding to Restore Oak Savanna and Forest

Mar 16, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Gustafson Farm/Ranch 9160 Co. Rd. 40 New London, MN 56273


Frank and Ann Gustafson have been working to develop silvopasture by treating over 100 acres of buckthorn in the oak woodland of their ranch near New London, MN. At this event we will hear about the tools and techniques they’re using to clear the buckthorn and other undesirable understory brush. We will also learn about…

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Mar 24, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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


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 disease. While you're pruning your trees, you may also select…

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Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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


Michael Dalquist and the Central Chapter will be hosting this workshop on topwork grafting on backyard fruit trees. In this class we will be replacing existing branches on a standing fruit tree with scions from a totally different variety of the same species. If you have limited space in your yard, this will allow you…

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Spring Pasture Walk at the Eric Blaha Farm – Forage Council

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Eric Blaha Farm 18690 494 St Verndale, MN 56481


Eric Blaha is hosting the Forage Council to see 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…

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Forage Council Grazing School

Sep 27, 2024 9:00AM—Sep 28, 2024 3:00PM

Wadena, MN

SAVE THE DATE – The 2024 Forage Council Grazing School is scheduled for two full days, Sept. 27 & 28, 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…

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Past | Archive

Fall Pasture Walk – Putting Livestock to Work in the Trees

Nov 14, 2023 1:30PM—3:30PM

589 48th Ave SW Backus, MN 56435

Pasture walk with Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Oct 26, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Enchanted Meadows La Crescent, MN 55947

Carbon Markets, Kernza, and Water Quality Field Day

Oct 11, 2023 12:00PM—3:30PM

White Barn Acres 19100 641st St Kellog, MN 55945

Ag Water Quality Field Day at L’etoile du Nord Vineyard

Sep 27, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

L’etoile du Nord Vineyard 16451 NW Irene Ct NE Parkers Prairie, MN 56361

Ag Water Quality Field Day at Nelson Grass Farm

Sep 22, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Nelson Grass Farm 1622 Garden St. Ogilvie, MN 56358