Current & Upcoming

2024 SFA Annual Conference

Feb 10, 2024 7:30AM—5:00PM

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

Save the date! The 2024 SFA Annual Conference will be held Saturday, February 10 at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. Registration and sessions TBA. SFA members will recieve a discounted registration rate. Contribute your ideas and vote for topics here.   Sponsors: Support the Conference and meet hundreds of sustainably-minded farmers and…

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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: Soil Health Principles as a Profit Strategy” 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…

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Ag Water Quality Field Day at Nelson Grass Farm

Sep 22, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Nelson Grass Farm 1622 Garden St. Ogilvie, MN 56358

This is the first of two September field days where you can view a diverse farm, discuss soil health and find out what motivated them to get Ag Water Quality Certified. At each event, the farmers will be on hand to discuss their soil health practices as well as the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program…

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Adaptive Grazing Management in Drought Discussion

Sep 13, 2023 4:30PM—7:00PM

Adaptive Grazing Management in Drought Discussion Sept. 13 near Spicer Are you suffering from drought over the past growing season(s)? Has drought forced you to make financial decisions that set your farm and goals back? Join SFA’s Jonathan Kilpatrick and Doug Voss for a free event to discuss livestock management in drought from 4:30 to…

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WCI and SFA Farm Tour and Funding Resources Evening

Sep 07, 2023 4:30PM—7:30PM

Naima's Farm 2204 E Lake Jessie Rd SE Alexandria, MN 56308

WCI and SFA Farm Tour and Funding Resources Evening Sept. 7 in Alexandria SFA and West Central Initiative are partnering again for an evening of learning and networking including a free farm tour and dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 7. The evening starts with a diverse tour of Naima’s Farm, 2204 E…

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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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Forage Council Summer Pasture Tour: Clayhill Farm and Forest

Jun 22, 2023 5:00PM—7:00PM

12607 Red Pine Road Brainerd, MN 56401

Harry and Judy Worm will lead a tour of their farm operation. Topics include: Adaptive grazing beef cattle, NRCS-funded water system, outwintering, commercial maple syrup operation, silvopasture, and innovative shop-build tools including a bale unroller, passive solar winter waterer, and firewood processer. The pasture walk is free to attend. Advance registration requested, walkups welcome. This event is…

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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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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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Soil Health Field Day: How to Determine if your Soil is Functioning

Jul 05, 2023 12:00PM—3:00PM

Williams, MN

Join SFA’s Kent Solberg and Doug Voss along with Lake of the Woods Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff for an afternoon in the field. We will be looking at ways we can evaluate whether or not our soils are functioning properly. Hosted on Bill Bendickson’s farming operation, we will discuss…

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Past | Archive

Deep Roots Festival

Sep 23, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

34861 405th Ave Richville, MN 56576

Ag Water Quality Field Day at Nelson Grass Farm

Sep 22, 2023 11:00AM—2:00PM

Nelson Grass Farm 1622 Garden St. Ogilvie, MN 56358

Pizza Night with MN Farmers Union

Sep 22, 2023 4:00PM—8:00PM

Fairhaven Farm 5818 Munger Shaw Road Saginaw, MN 55779

Minnesota Salsa Fest

Sep 16, 2023 11:00AM—6:00PM

Burlington Northern Park 100 Aldrich Ave SW Wadena, MN 56482

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