Current & Upcoming

Family Milk Cow Workshop

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

Wild Wood Farm 30607 Phelps Mill Rd Underwood, MN 56586

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This is a 101 level workshop. Are you interested in adding a milk cow to your small farm or homestead, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join us for a hands-on workshop at Wild Wood Farm located in Underwood, Minnesota. Kelsey Wulf has over ten years experience raising and selling family milk cows. Over the…

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Snake River Farm Tour with the East Central Chapter

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

18251 62nd St. Becker, MN 55308

Please register and let us know you are coming to this farm tour at Snake River Farm in Bethel Minnesota on Saturday July 13, 2024, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Snake River Farm is a 250-acre farm that raises grass fed bison, cattle, sheep, and hogs. Wagon rides will be available to go cross-country…

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Foundations of Fencing

Aug 13, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM

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

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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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Good Nature Farm Field Tour

Aug 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Good Nature Farm

Join us for an afternoon touring and learning about Good Nature Farm in Grand Marais MN. Meet farmers Nick and Kristin DeArruda Wharton and connect with fellow local farmers and producers. Good Nature Farm is a family farm and off-grid solar-powered homestead on Lake Superior's North Shore. They grow produce, raise laying hens and have sold…

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Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

Alison and Joshua Stamper own and operate Yker Acres, a pasture based farrow to finish, heritage breed farm in Carlton, MN. Joshua has a BS in Agriculture from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, and MS in Agronomy. Alison did not grow up on a farm, but she can tell you all about what it takes…

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Biological Systems, Soil Health, and the Nutrient Density of Food with Dan Kittredge

Oct 04, 2024 9:00AM—Oct 05, 2024 4:00PM

Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 14688 Grover Ave NW Clearwater, MN

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This is a two day workshop: Friday, October 4th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries. “The Principles of Biological Systems” course provides an overview of the principles and practices of biological farming, with the goal to build upon your knowledge and…

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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

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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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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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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Strategies for Managing Buckthorn Webinar

May 30, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM

Webinar

North Dakota State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension with the Sustainable Farming Association are hosting a webinar for producers to learn more about utilizing goat browsing and other control methods for Buckthorn. “Utilizing small ruminants, particularly goats as a means for invasive plant species control is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to, or…

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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

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