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July 2020

Assessing Soil Health Webinar Series

July 21, 2020 - January 19, 2021

Assessing Soil Health Webinar Series A Soil Science Society of America webinar series produced in partnership with The Soil Health Institute and sponsored by The Walton Family Foundation This soil health focused webinar series integrates economics, measurement tools, measurement assessment, and modeling to educate, motivate, and equip Certified Crop Advisers, consultants, and agricultural retailers to engage in soil health management systems. Upcoming Webinars: Measures of Soil Water Cycling (July 21, 2020) Registration Now Open! Measures of Soil Carbon Cycling and Storage…

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October 2020

SFA Silvopasture Planning Management Workshop

October 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunup Ranch, 12316 Co 18 SW
Brainerd, MN 56401

The Sustainable Farming Association is hosting a workshop on silvopasture planning management on October 1 in Brainerd.  This training is for both agricultural professionals who work with farmers and farmers that are considering or implementing silvopasture practices.   Suitable for marginal land and unmanaged wooded pasture, silvopasture combines livestock, forage, and trees into one holistic system. The Silvopasture Field Training Workshop is set for 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 1, at Sunup Ranch, 12316 Co 18 SW, Brainerd. The event will illustrate how…

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Virtual Soil Health Field Day

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

From perennial crops to cropland grazing, we want to help farmers maximize their soil health! Join the Washington Conservation District for a virtual field day with local farmer, Pam Arnold; learning how they apply their cover crop mix for greatest success! Pam Arnold farms 40-acres of land in Scandia along the St. Croix River and is the owner of Salt-n-Pepper Farm LLC . She is certified through the Minnesota Ag Water Quality program and was recognized as the Washington County…

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NCAT Webinar Series: Federal Assistance for Natural Resource Conservation on Working Lands

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar Series Explains Access to Federal Assistance for Natural Resource Conservation on Working Lands Webinar Part 1: The Overview - Thursday, September 17 Webinar Part 2: The Process - Thursday, September 24 Webinar Part 3: Deep Dive - Thursday, October 8 This is a webinar series supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and its ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. Farmers and ranchers nationwide will have access to billions of dollars in federal…

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Fence Options for Grazing Cover Crops and Corn Residue: Paynesville

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paynesville

SFA's ongoing Dirt Rich work continues this summer with four in-person events that, like our corresponding podcast, feature expert knowledge and farm information focused on the Five Principles of Soil Health and especially, in the case of these events, livestock integration. Each event will be led by SFA Senior Technical Advisor Kent Solberg and the accompanying SFA staff farmer host. These in-person events will be limited to 10 participants each to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. Registration is free for…

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U of M Extension Small Farm Education 8-Week Workshop Series

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Small Farm Education Workshop Series Join University of Minnesota Extension Ag Educator Rod Greder for an eight-week workshop series, "Small Farm Education", a complete introduction to managing your small acreage or farm. This series will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning October 21. The basic agriculture information received through this series will help you be a good steward of your land and prepare you for more advanced learning opportunities. You'll also have time for networking and questions. Topics covered (subject to…

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Building Land Resilience Workshop presented by Ecological Design and Main Street Project

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

    Join us for a Live Zoom Workshop Sunday, Oct 25th and Monday, Oct 26th, 5:00-8:00pm - Building Land Resilience Workshop - This workshop will explore strategies for building regenerative farming systems and working landscapes. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of regenerative principles, observational exercises and tools to implement regeneration at any scale. Ecological Design will share insights, lessons, and stories from their 20 years of transitioning urban and rural lands. This two part "Building Land…

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Building Land Resilience Workshop presented by Ecological Design and Main Street Project

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

    Join us for a Live Zoom Workshop Sunday, Oct 25th and Monday, Oct 26th, 5:00-8:00pm - Building Land Resilience Workshop - This workshop will explore strategies for building regenerative farming systems and working landscapes. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of regenerative principles, observational exercises and tools to implement regeneration at any scale. Ecological Design will share insights, lessons, and stories from their 20 years of transitioning urban and rural lands. This two part "Building Land…

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Fence Options for Grazing Cover Crops & Corn Residue

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jared and Valerie Luhman

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota is hosting a fencing field day at the farm of Jared and Valerie Luhman in Goodhue, Minn., on October 29. The event cost is $40. For more information and to register, click here.

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November 2020

Grazier’s Marketing School with Joel Salatin

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

RSVP to Stockman Grass Farmer, 800-748-9808 Note to LSP members: When you sign up for this grazing school, mention that you are a member of the Land Stewardship Project to qualify for a $100 discount. This Stockman Grass Farmer's Grazier’s Marketing School is designed for those graziers who want to double their dollars per animal by capturing the other 50 percent of the consumer’s meat dollar. This school will cover the advantages and disadvantages of many forms of direct marketing. Joel Salatin…

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