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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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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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“Roots So Deep” Documentary Showing

Apr 12, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

Join the Forage Council to watch the documentary “Roots So Deep.” We’ll have two locations to watch from: Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River and M State in Wadena. Following the film, we’ll enjoy a virtual Q&A with producer Peter Byck. Watch the trailer here: Roots So Deep asks the question “is there a better way” to what we…

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Maple Syruping with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network – Sold out

Mar 11, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Coon Rapids, MN 55433

*This event is sold out and registration is closed. No walkups, please. Whether you’re looking to get started or home in on syruping skills, this workshop is a great learning tool for small-scale enthusiasts. Extension Educator Lia Spaniolo will lead participants through the tapping and syrup-making process with presentations and hands-on activities. Participants will gain…

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Tailor Made Cattle for Profitability

Feb 02, 2024 8:30AM—3:00PM

Tri-County Stockyards 32638 US Hwy 10 Motley, MN 56466

The Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council invites you to a day with Steve Campbell of Tailor Made Cattle. He will share details on cattle selection for a grazing environment, longevity, minerals and toxicity management. He will also help with solutions to your Genetic and Epigenetic challenges and will be evaluating live cattle to discuss genetics favorable to grass based…

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Fall Pasture Walk – Putting Livestock to Work in the Trees

Nov 14, 2023 1:30PM—3:30PM

589 48th Ave SW Backus, MN 56435

Join the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council for a fall pasture walk on the Borman Farm. Cory and Pam Borman operate a grass based cow calf operation near Backus. We will be looking at rotational grazing in wooded pastures (silvopasture), and strategic feeding to control woody brush and improve pasture productivity. Tyler Carlson, Silvopasture and Agroforestry…

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Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council Grazing School

Sep 15, 2023 8:00AM—Sep 16, 2023 2:00PM

109 1st Ave SE Verndale, MN 56481

Join Isaac Tappenden from Green Pastures Farm, Missouri and the Greg Judy Regenerative Rancher YouTube channel for a two-day grazing school in central Minnesota! Issac is Greg Judy’s farm manager and oversees the day-to-day operations of the grazing and livestock. This in-depth grazing school will be led by Tappenden and three Minnesotan grazing leaders. Both…

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TC Growers Urban Roots Farm Tour & Soil Discussion

Sep 11, 2023 3:30PM—6:00PM

Urban Roots Rivoli Bluffs Farm and Restoration Site 749 Arkwright St Saint Paul, MN 55130

The Twin Cities Metro Growers Network and U. of Minnesota Extension are hosting a farm tour event from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11, at Urban Roots’ Rivoli Bluffs Farm site, 749 Arkwright St, St Paul.  Join us for an educational tour of Urban Roots’ Rivoli Bluffs Farm and Restoration Site and reunite with…

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Dung Beetle Pasture Walk

Aug 24, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

Stattelman Angus Ranch 4916 41st Ave Pine River, MN 56474

Roger Moon, University of Minnesota professor of Veterinary Entomology out of the Morris campus, will lead a pasture walk to disect manure pats in search of dung beetles and other insect life. He will also be discussing best management practices when using dewormer meds to protect dung beetle populations. The pasture walk costs $10 to attend. Advance…

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Forage Council Summer Pasture Tour: Island Lake Farm

Jun 22, 2023 2:30PM—4:30PM

Island Lake Farm 23111 State Hwy 18 Deerwood, MN 56444

Owners Jim and Audra Chamberlin will lead a tour of their farm operation. Topics include: Adaptive grazing- cattle, hogs, poultry; Agroforestry- vegetable alley cropping, forest farming (maple syrup, shitake mushrooms, hazelnuts, lumber), windbreaks and shelterbelt, silvopasture; keyline water management, and hedge laying. This tour is a 1/2 mile walk. Please wear proper footwear. Contact the Forage…

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