General Networking & Education

Current & Upcoming

Pasture Walk Series #1: Post-Bale Grazing Analysis

Apr 25, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Dave Uhren Farm 18547 County Highway 59, Vining MN


The 1st in our 2024 Pasture Walk Series. During this pasture walk, we will take a look at at some areas that Dave bale grazed with the cattle this past winter, as well as some areas he bale grazed several years ago. We will discuss different tactics and techniques for bale grazing and outwintering. We…

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Water & Soil Resources Discussion – East Central Chapter Meeting

Apr 28, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

North Branch MN Library 6355 379th St, North Branch, MN 55056


Jennifer Hahn is the Federal Conservation Programs Coordinator for the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. She works to optimize programs before they get to the local offices, and looks for and goes after new funding opportunities that could be helpful for local offices. She will be covering upcoming opportunities she sees with the funds…

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Thriving Through Drought: Regenerative Grazing Strategies for Sheep and Goats

Apr 29, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM


Hosted by NDSU Extension and UMN Extension, this webinar will provide information that helps producers make grazing decisions for their sheep and goats this season. The featured speaker is Jonathan Kilpatrick with the Minnesota Sustainable Farming Association, who will discuss pasture management strategies for drought conditions and other topics related to grazing and drought. Registration…

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Metro Growers Spring Social

Apr 30, 2024 5:00PM—7:30PM

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative 1712 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413


Calling all growers in the Twin Cities Metro area! Celebrate spring and connect with fellow farmers, gardeners, and aspiring growers with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network on Tuesday, April 30 at Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis. Meet us in the B-Side Lounge to: Discuss your plans for the growing season Share successes from last…

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East Central: “Cattle 101” Veterinary at Rust Hill Ranch (Scandia)

May 01, 2024 10:30AM—12:30PM


*Note: This event was originally scheduled for March 27 and has been moved to May 1. You’re invited to join East Central Chapter farmer Matt Hardy at his farm Wednesday, May 1 from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM at Rust Hill Ranch for “Cattle 101” presented by Osceola Veterinary Service. Large animal veterinarian Dr. Bruce Oscarson will…

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May Farmer Social

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Get Bentz Farm 30700 Northfield Blvd Northfield, MN 55057

Kick off the 2024 season of farmer socials with a fiber mill and dye garden tour at Get Bentz Farm in Northfield! Theresa Bentz, previous Cannon River Chapter president, will show us how she transforms local wool into yarn while Maddy Bartsch, our chapter’s Community Connector, will give us a tour of what they’ve got…

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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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Pasture Walk Series #2: Eric Blaha Farm

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

18690 494 St. Verndale, MN 56481


Our second pasture walk in our 2024 series will be at Eric Blaha’s farm in Verndale! Come see Eric’s pasture system that is the basis for his grassfed beef business. He 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…

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Fertilizer Managment for Veggie Growers

Jun 24, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM


Hold the Date! Dan Zimmerli, Cedar Crate Farm Fertilizer options for small farms. More details soon. Free Admission.  Registration requested, walkups welcome. 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…

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Pasture Walk Series #3

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM



Save the Date:  Thursday, June 27, 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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Past | Archive

Germination Chamber and Succession Planting Workshop

Apr 22, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm 4396 240TH AVENUE Waldorf, MN 56091

“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm” with Charlotte Smith

Apr 18, 2024 8:00AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 College Ave S St. Joseph, MN 56374

Bent Paddle Round Up with LSSFA

Apr 13, 2024 12:00PM—3:00PM

Bent Paddle Brewing Company 1832 W Michigan Street Duluth, MN 55806

“Roots So Deep” Documentary Showing

Apr 12, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

Regenerative Agriculture Conference – “Litter the land with livestock”

Apr 10, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

Braham Event Center 655 8th Street SW Braham, MN 55006

Minnesota River Chapter Meeting

Apr 10, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Mankato, MN