Current & Upcoming

Cafe Chat – Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and On-Farm Consulting

Mar 27, 2024 12:00PM—1:30PM

Wooden Nickel Burgers & Brew 448 W Main St. Marshall, MN 56258

Join SFA at the Wooden Nickel Burgers & Brew (Marshall) on Wednesday, March 27 from 12-1:30 p.m. for lunch and a casual conversation featuring the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program as well as SFA’s popular On-Farm Consulting services. Come to this informal gathering for lunch and a chance to have a direct conversation with SFA’s experts: Angie Walter, Dairy Farmer…

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>>> CANCELLED <<< Veterinary Discussion - East Central Chapter Meeting

Mar 24, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

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

>>> CANCELLED <<< If you have specific questions, please send those to by March 22, 2024. Please bring some food to share as we gather for this Veterinary discussion. This meeting is hosted by the East Central Chapter of SFA. Registration: This event is free to attend. Registration requested, walkups welcome. Address: North Branch Public Library…

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Forages and Grazing for Improving Farm Resiliency

Jan 18, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

Pizza Ranch 1522 Broadway St. Alexandria, MN 56308

Join the Minnesota Dairy Initiative (MDI) and Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) on January 18th in Alexandria for a discussion on improving farm resiliency through alternative forages and forage management. Four area dairy farmers will be sharing strategies around forage selection and grazing management that they have seen increase the ability of their farm to weather the…

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Next Up: Café Chat in Luverne, MN

Nov 16, 2023 12:00PM—1:30PM

Sterling's Cafe & Grille 105 E Main St. Luverne, MN 56156

SFA brings a cafe chat to Luverne! In today’s world, acquiring new or additional land is difficult for most people. More and more have begun asking the question, “How can I get more from the land I have?” You want to try some cover crops… once they’re planted, then what?You want to find a way…

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Pasture walk with Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Oct 26, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Enchanted Meadows La Crescent, MN 55947

Join Angie Walter and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship for their last pasture walk of 2023! We’ll meet at Enchanted Meadows, an organic, pasture-based dairy in La Crescent. Chad & Melissa Crowley and Art & Jean Thicke milk Ayrshires here on the Mississippi bluffs. We’ll discuss pasture diversity, rest periods, and outwintering cattle for soil health benefits.…

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Café Chat ft. Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and SFA’s On-Farm Consulting Program

Oct 24, 2023 12:00PM—1:30PM

Falls Cafe & Canoe 723 Prentice St. Granite Falls, MN 56241

SFA is bringing a café chat to Granite Falls! Join us at Falls Cafe & Canoe on Tuesday October 24th from 12:00-1:30PM for lunch and a casual conversation featuring the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program as well as SFA’s popular On-Farm Consulting services. Come to this informal gathering for lunch during the busy harvest season and a…

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2024 SFA Annual Conference – Sold Out!

Feb 10, 2024 7:30AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 South College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374

The 2024 SFA Annual Conference will be held Saturday, February 10 in the Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. This event is sold out. Pre-registration required.  NO WALKUPS, PLEASE. Parking: There is another large event on the St. Ben’s campus on the day of our conference, so we recommend that you allow time…

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2024 Midwest Soil Health Summit

Mar 13, 2024 12:00PM—Mar 14, 2024 5:00PM

Courtyard Marriot: 901 Raintree Rd Mankato, MN 56001

“Managing for Profit with the Soil Health Principles” The Midwest Soil Health Summit is our premier soil health event of the year, drawing together local and national experts in the field with attendees for discussion, networking, and education. Farmers, ag resource professionals, agency staff, hungry learners and more – all are welcome to attend and…

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PaddockTrac Pasture Walk

Jun 16, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM

11034 110th St. Villard, MN 56385

Organic dairy grazier Angie Walter will demonstrate PaddockTrac, a grazing tool being developed by the University of Missouri. Guests will see how it works in the field and hear about what the Walters have used while using it on their 100-cow organic dairy. There will also be information on NRCS programs. This pasture walk is free to attend.…

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DGA Mentor Roundtable

May 01, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Hillcrest Family Restaurant 1004 Shamrock Lane Albany, MN 56307

Angie Walter and the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship are hosting a free dairy roundtable! Lunch is included. Come connect with fellow dairy producers. All are welcome to participate in this roundtable regardless of participation in the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program. Click here to download a flyer. Topics: How does soil health relate to plant health? How to grow…

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Past | Archive

Pasture Walk Series #2: Eric Blaha Farm

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

18690 494 St. Verndale, MN 56481

Drink for a Cause: SFA at Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

May 21, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Hill Brewing Company 7421 Bush Lake Road Edina, MN 55439

Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

May 07, 2024 7:30PM


May Farmer Social

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Get Bentz Farm 30700 Northfield Blvd Northfield, MN 55057

GML Chapter Networking Night

May 02, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Block North Brew Pub 302 Minnesota Ave N Aitkin, MN 56431