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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  Kids under 12 free 12 and up, $20 per person Pre-registration required, no walkups, please. Click on flyer to enlarge Refunds for cancellations can be requested…

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Bent Paddle Round Up with LSSFA

Apr 13, 2024 12:00PM—3:00PM

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

A social gathering in Bent Paddle Brewing Company to celebrate that the Lake Superior Chapter of SFA are their round-up recipients from April 1 – 15, 2024. Come learn about the LSSFA! No registration required, just show up. SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional…

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Minnesota River Chapter Meeting

Apr 10, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Mankato, MN

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The MN River Chapter will be conducting a business meeting in conjunction with the Region Nine Grower’s Network. The agenda includes: Introductions and Updates, Local Foods Update, and a discussion on Internships. The SFA Business meeting will begin at approx. 5:00 with a social hour following from 6:00-7:00 p.m.. Current members and interested persons are…

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Pasture Walk Series #7 – Prepping for Overwintering & Bale-grazing

Oct 24, 2024 6:00PM

TBD TBD,

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Save the Date:  Thursday, October 24, 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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Pasture Walk Series #6 – Stockpiling Perennials

Sep 26, 2024 6:00PM

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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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Pasture Walk Series #5 – Warm Season Annuals

Aug 22, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

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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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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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Pasture Walk Series #3: Brakstad Family Farm

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 our summer Pasture Walk Series! Lance Bragstad will be sharing his 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. About the farm: Brakstad Family Farm…

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Pasture Walk Series #2: Eric Blaha Farm

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

18690 494 St. Verndale, MN 56481

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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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Pasture Walk Series #1: Post-Bale Grazing Analysis

Apr 25, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Dave Uhren Farm 18547 County Highway 59, Vining MN

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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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