Workshop

Current & Upcoming

Holistic Approach to Weed Management for Specialty Crops

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm, 4396 240th Ave. Waldorf, MN 56091

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Dan Zimmerli, Cedar Crate Farm Come join SFA’s Specialty Crop Lead Dan Zimmerli of Cedar Crate Farm, a mixed vegetable operation in Waldorf, MN, for a workshop on holistic weed management. Cedar Crate Farm produces over 70 varieties of vegetables available at farmers market, CSA, and through wholesale partners.   Dan will discuss holistic weed management approaches that…

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Pasture Walk Series #3: Red Polls and a Greenhouse

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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Join us at Brakstad Family Farm for the third of SFA’s 2024 Pasture Walk Series! Lance and Robyn Bragstad will be sharing their first-time experience of outwintering, using both bale grazing and unrolling bales. We will also be touring the grazing system and other farm enterprises, including the hydroponic greenhouse and vegetable operation. Registration: Free Admission. Registration…

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Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

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This is a 201 level workshop. Join SFA consultants Kent Solberg and Jonathan Kilpatrick, along with staff from the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Soil and Water Conservation Districts for a soil health field day in Northern Minnesota. We will start in the classroom with a session on the biological soil tests suite…

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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. **Registration closes at 11:55…

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Pasture Walk Series #4 – Silvopasture

Jul 25, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

TBD TBD,

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Save the Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2024  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. More details coming soon.  Free Admission; registration requested. Address: coming soon. Contact: Jonathan Kilpatrick, jonathan@sfa-mn.org 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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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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Pasture Walk Series #5 – Warm Season Annuals

Aug 22, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

TBD TBD,

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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, jonathan@sfa-mn.org 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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Deep Roots Festival

Sep 14, 2024 12:00PM—7:00PM

Maple Hills Orchard 29355 130 St Frazee, MN 56544

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Hosted by the Lake Agassiz Chapter of SFA, Deep Roots Festival is a community celebration that increases our connection to local foods and the producers who make them in the Lake Agassiz Region. Stay tuned to the Deep Roots Festival homepage for schedule updates and further details! Offerings: Local Food Tours from 12:00-2:45pm – Locations TBA (Most likely a brewer,…

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Pasture Walk Series #6 – Stockpiling Perennials

Sep 26, 2024 6:00PM

TBD TBD,

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Save the Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2024  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. More details coming soon.  Free Admission; registration requested. Address: coming soon. Contact: Jonathan Kilpatrick, jonathan@sfa-mn.org 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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Forage Council Grazing School

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

Wadena, MN

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The 2024 Forage Council Grazing School is scheduled for two full days, Sept. 27 & 28, in Verndale. Greg Judy and Isaac 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 grazers. Registration includes lunch on Friday…

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Past | Archive

Strategies for Managing Buckthorn Webinar

May 30, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM

Webinar

Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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

Pasture Walk Series #1: Post-Bale Grazing Analysis

Apr 25, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Dave Uhren Farm 18547 County Highway 59, Vining MN

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

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Apr 05, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

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