Current & Upcoming

Prescribed Goat Grazing for Savanna Restoration

Jun 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

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


Presenters: Tyler Carlson – SFA Brad Gordon and Alex Bahr – Great River Greening Goat Grazing Specialist with Diversity Landworks Join us for a look at the techniques and considerations for using goats to control buckthorn. We’ll start with a fencing and water system demonstration and training by the goat managers from Diversity Landworks. Learn…

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Strategies for Managing Buckthorn Webinar

May 30, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM


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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Regenerative Silvopasture: Using Biochar and Seeding to Restore Oak Savanna and Forest

Mar 16, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Gustafson Farm/Ranch 9160 Co. Rd. 40 New London, MN 56273

Registration for this event has closed. Walk-up registration will not be available. Frank and Ann Gustafson have been working to develop silvopasture by treating over 100 acres of buckthorn in the oak woodland of their ranch near New London, MN. At this event we will hear about the tools and techniques they’re using to clear…

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Fall Pasture Walk – Putting Livestock to Work in the Trees

Nov 14, 2023 1:30PM—3:30PM

589 48th Ave SW Backus, MN 56435

Join the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council for a fall pasture walk on the Borman Farm. Cory and Pam Borman operate a grass based cow calf operation near Backus. We will be looking at rotational grazing in wooded pastures (silvopasture), and strategic feeding to control woody brush and improve pasture productivity. Tyler Carlson, Silvopasture and Agroforestry…

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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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Pasture Renovation and Establishing Silvopasture with Multi-species Rotational Grazing

Aug 27, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

Drifty Acres 4498 S Westline Rd Poplar, WI 54864

Join farmers Jake and Brigid Williams and SFA’s Silvopasture specialist Tyler Carlson for an afternoon discussing the details of establishing a silvopasture system on an old farm. This is Jake and Brigid’s first full season on this farm where they are working on renovating worn-out hay fields and a woodlot by grazing a variety of…

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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

Pasture Walk Series #2: Eric Blaha Farm

May 23, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

18690 494 St. Verndale, MN 56481

Drink for a Cause: SFA at Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

May 21, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Hill Brewing Company 7421 Bush Lake Road Edina, MN 55439

Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

May 07, 2024 7:30PM


May Farmer Social

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Get Bentz Farm 30700 Northfield Blvd Northfield, MN 55057

GML Chapter Networking Night

May 02, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

Block North Brew Pub 302 Minnesota Ave N Aitkin, MN 56431