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November 2019

Over, Under, Through to Continuous Living Cover

November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, 615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States

The way we farm can be the solution to big challenges – climate, water, wildlife, vibrant rural communities. Farming now faces new norms with chaotic weather, economic uncertainty, social divisions, and increasing pressure to deliver both quality products and environmental benefits. Collaborative solutions are more important than ever, and the benefits of continuous living cover farming go way beyond the farm gate. At this year’s Green Lands Blue Waters conference, learn how grounded champions, who have worked for decades to…

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Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

November 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
South Central College, 1225 3rd St SW
Faribault, MN 55021 United States

When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Minnesota. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations.   This training focuses teaches…

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Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Riverland Community College, 1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN 55912 United States

When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Minnesota. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations.   This training focuses teaches…

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Farms and Woodlands Course

November 25, 2019 - April 3, 2020

BRAND NEW OFFERING! UMN Extension developed the Farms and Woodlands Course especially for landowners who want to get the most out of every acre of their land. This comprehensive program gives landowners insight on taking a whole system approach to farm and woodland management. The course consists of 12 self-paced modules offered online. Each module contains exercises and group discussions. Complete the work on your schedule, while still contributing to group learning. 3 in-person meetings and 2 virtual meetings will be held to…

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December 2019

Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Merit Center Marshall, 1001 West Erie Rd.
Marshall, MN 56258 United States

When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Minnesota. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations.   This training focuses teaches…

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Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Minnesota State Quarry Center, 314 10th Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387 United States

When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Minnesota. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations. This training focuses teaches in-depth…

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Agronomy Update

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hiawatha Lodge, 805 3rd Ave NW
Pipestone, MN 56164 United States

A free event from the Pipestone County SWCD filled with valuable information including: Grazing for Soil Health from Stan Boltz, Regional Soil Health Specialist - Grazing management on cropland and grassland in relation to soil health Economics of a Soil Health Producer from Ben Dwire, area farmer raising crops and livestock - Managing cropland and pasture while conserving financial and natural resources Manure Management from Chryseis Modderman, Manure Nutrient Management Educator U of M Extension - N crediting and manure…

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Profitable Farming Practices That Protect Drinking Water

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rice County Extension Building, 1900 Fairground Dr #17
Faribault, MN 55021 United States

Join us for a free event with Rice County farmers Mike Ludwig and Tim Little, and other local farmers about their experiences planting cover crops and using no-till/strip till practices while staying profitable.  Other topics include: Ground water awareness Local farm research results on wide row corn and cover crops Easy methods to evaluate soil health Ag regulation certainty and funding sources for conservation practices   Lunch will be provided Register at https://crwp.net/events/profitable-farming-practices-that-protect-drinking-water/ or call Rice SWCD at 507-332-5408 or…

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Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
Willmar Conference Center, 240 23rd St SE
Willmar, 56201 United States

The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association invites you to join them at the 2019 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention - December 13 & 14, 2019 at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar, MN The Minnesota Cattle Industry convention is an event that brings together cattlemen and beef industry partners for educational opportunities, cattle focused policy discussion and development, and a cattle focused trade show. For a full schedule of events visit: https://www.mnsca.org/news-events

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2019 Conservation Tillage Conference

December 17 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn St Cloud, 75 S. 37th Ave. N.
St Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science. Straight from the fields, learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. Conference highlights Weed species shift and control. Nutrient management in high-residue systems. Reduced till and cover crop strategies straight from veteran farmer practitioners. Proven cover crop strategies for your system to anchor nutrients, manage moisture extremes and provide free nitrogen. Soil health improvements with reduced till systems and cover crops. Vendor sessions: Learn…

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