Current & Upcoming

Foundations of Fencing

Aug 13, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM

The Jessie Farm, 2204 E Lake Jessie Rd SE , 56308


This is a 101 level workshop. Are you intrigued by the thought of building your own fences? Or, have you tried and need a refresher on how to do it? Fence building is both an art and a science, and properly built fences make for years of happy neighbors and livestock success. Learn the ropes…

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Prescribed Goat Grazing for Savanna Restoration – SOLD OUT!

Jun 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:30PM

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center 860 Cliff Rd Eagan, MN 55123

Graziers, land managers, and interested members of the public are invited to Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan to take a look at the techniques and considerations for using goats to control buckthorn. Tyler Carlson will co-present this field day with Brad Gordon and Alex Bahr of Great River Greening, park staff, and Kyle Johnson with Diversity…

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Fencing & Grazing Management Strategies for Sheep & Goats

Nov 20, 2023 7:30PM—9:00PM


The University of Minnesota Extension will host a sheep and goat webinar on Monday, November 20 starting at 7:30pm CT. Jonathan Kilpatrick, SFA’s Farmer Education Director, will discuss different types of fencing options for small ruminants and grazing management strategies to get the most out of your pastures. Jonathan has many years of fencing and grazing experience with numerous…

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Recovering Overgrown Pasture with Multi-Species Rotational Grazing

Jul 23, 2023 3:00PM—6:00PM

42777 430th Ave Aitkin, MN 56431

In 2018, Tom and Amanda Murphy purchased an old farm in Aitkin, MN. Once the land was used to graze sheep, dairy cows, and cattle but was left to naturalize after the farmer retired. Weeds and trees grew in the pasture and the fences were no longer functional. Tom & Amanda designed a multi-species grazing…

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Semi-permanent and Temporary Energized Fence Systems for Small Ruminants

Jun 16, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

West 80 South Polls 18884 145th Ave Wadena, MN 56482

Interested in sheep or goats but intimidated by their fencing requirements? Come spend an afternoon learning from experienced graziers how to manage the fencing needs of small ruminants. We will cover the basics of electric fencing, geared towards small ruminant producers, but anyone using electric fencing will benefit. This is a great experience for folks…

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Foundations of Fencing: Corner and brace systems for fence success

Aug 11, 2023 10:00AM—4:30PM

Happy Dancing Turtle (Hunt Utilities Group campus) 2331 Dancing Wind Road SW Pine River, MN 56474

Are you intimidated by the thought of building your own fences? Or, have you tried and need a refresher on how to do it? Join Kent Solberg and Jonathan Kilpatrick, along with members of the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, for a day in the field learning about and building permanent fence systems. For…

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Semi-permanent and Temporary Energized Fence Systems for Small Ruminants

May 12, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

Berkebile Family Farm 9000 95th Ave NE Foley, MN 56329

**Update: This event has sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please continue with the registration form. No walkups, please. Brenda and Jeff Berkebile have a flock of about 40 Katahdin, Dorper, and cross-bred hair sheep on their farm in Foley. Come see different management types including grazing sheep in oak…

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Past | Archive

Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

Sowing Seeds: Celebrating Local Foods & Lost Skills

Jul 14, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Alternative Roots Farm 11197 130th Street Madelia, MN 56062

Snake River Farm Tour with the East Central Chapter

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

18251 62nd St. Becker, MN 55308

Farmers’ Market Success: A Vendor’s Toolkit

Jul 10, 2024 2:00PM—4:30PM

MidCity Kitchen 693 Raymond Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55114

Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Jul 02, 2024 7:30PM