Current & Upcoming

Spring Pasture Walk at the Eric Blaha Farm – Forage Council

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Eric Blaha Farm 18690 494 St Verndale, MN 56481


Eric Blaha is hosting the Forage Council to see his pasture system that is the basis for his grassfed beef business. Eric 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 hear about his goals and plans for the future of…

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“Roots So Deep” Documentary Showing

Apr 12, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM


Join the Forage Council to watch the documentary "Roots So Deep." We'll have two locations to watch from: Central Lakes College in Brainerd and M State in Wadena. Following the film, we'll enjoy a virtual Q&A with producer Peter Byck. Watch the trailer here:   This event is free to attend. Registration is requested, and walkups are welcome.…

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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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2025 SFA Annual Conference

Feb 08, 2025 7:30AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph, MN

Save the date! Registration to be announced. Featuring topics largely requested by our members, the SFA Annual Conference is a showcase of the wisdom of the Minnesota sustainable ag community. Tickets usually sell out, with a few hundred of farmers, ag professionals, aspiring growers, homesteaders, and local foods supporters in attendance. It is known for its…

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Veterinary Discussion – East Central Chapter Meeting

Mar 24, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

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


Dr. Megan and Dr. Lily are both Vets at Northern Veterinary Services in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Northern Veterinary Services works exclusively with livestock, specializing in care for dairy and beef cattle, goats, sheep and cervids. Dr. Megan and Dr. Lily will be joining us for a discussion on the new regulations regarding over the…

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“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm” with Charlotte Smith

Apr 18, 2024 8:00AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 College Ave S St. Joseph, MN 56374


 “Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm: Strategies to find loyal customers who value your products and come back season after season” — Charlotte Smith will lead this full-day workshop in St. Joseph, Minn. on Thursday, April 18. Do any of the following describe you? There always seems to be more money going out than…

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Forage Council Grazing School

Sep 27, 2024 9:00AM—Sep 28, 2024 3:00PM

Wadena, MN

SAVE THE DATE – The 2024 Forage Council Grazing School is scheduled for two full days, Sept. 27 & 28, in Verndale. Greg Judy and Issac 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…

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Tailor Made Cattle for Profitability

Feb 02, 2024 8:30AM—3:00PM

Tri-County Stockyards 32638 US Hwy 10 Motley, MN 56466

The Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council invites you to a day with Steve Campbell of Tailor Made Cattle. He will share details on cattle selection for a grazing environment, longevity, minerals and toxicity management. He will also help with solutions to your Genetic and Epigenetic challenges and will be evaluating live cattle to discuss genetics favorable to grass based…

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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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Minnesota River Chapter Annual Meeting

Dec 13, 2023 4:00PM—7:00PM

Creamery Room of the Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Drive Mankato, MN 56001

This meeting is held in conjunction with the Grower’s Network Group. There will be a number of presentations from network members with topics including: Hosting a Farm Event, Smart Fencing, Cottage Foods, and Having a Farm Store. See the agenda here. The SFA Minnesota River Chapter’s Annual Meeting will follow the presentations. At 6:00pm there will…

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Past | Archive

Farmer Meet & Greet – Greater Mille Lacs Chapter

Feb 25, 2024 4:00PM—5:30PM

33683 Dove St. Aitkin, MN 56431

Maple Syrup for Beginners

Feb 24, 2024 9:00AM—11:00AM

Northland Arboretum 14250 Conservation Drive Baxter, MN 56401

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

Annual Conference “Night Before” Social

Feb 09, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Minnesota Street Market 27 W Minnesota Street St. Joseph, MN 56374

Crow River Winter Coffee Social #3

Feb 07, 2024 9:00AM—10:30AM

Spooky Brew 120 Oak Avenue North Maple Lake, MN 55358

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Feb 06, 2024 7:30PM