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November 2019

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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February 2020

I90 Soil Health Tour – Farm Economics and Soil Health Winter Workshop

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Heron Lake Community Center, 312 10th St
Heron Lake, MN 56137 United States

Join us to hear from Farmers Rick Clark and Matt Alford about the economics of soil health implementation! Lunch is provided by RSVPing by February 17th at https://covercrop2020.eventbrite.com or call Jackson SWCD at 507-662-6685 Ext 3 Soil and water management CEU credits available For more information visit www.hlwdonline.org or call Catherine Wegehaupt at 507-376-9150 Ext 111 Also this event is part of the I-90 Soil Health Tour. The tour is as follows, Monday February 24th – Heron Lake, MN Tuesday February…

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Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line

February 25 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm
National Energy Center for Excellence, 1200 Schafer St
Bismarck, ND 58501 United States

Dr. Fred Provenza will speak on both days of the Feb. 25 and 26, 2020, "Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line" conference. The theme for this year's annual conference is "Discover the Triple Bottom Line: Economics, Ecology and Sociology." Provenza is a professor emeritus of behavioral ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. There, he has directed an award-winning research group that pioneered understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soil and…

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I90 Soil Health Tour – Economics of Soil Health

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall, 920 E 10th St
Fairmont, MN 56031 United States

Join the Faribault and Martin SWCD to hear from farmers Rick Clark, Matt Alford, and Andy Linder talk about the economics of soil health practices.  Lunch provided by RSVPing by February 18th to 507-235-6680 Ext 118 or jesse.walters11@gmail.com

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I90 Soil Health Tour – Economics of Soil Health & Cover Crops: What’s the Bottom Line?

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wedgewood Cove, 220 West 9th St
Albert Lea, MN 56007 United States

The Freeborn Area Soil Health Team invites you to our 6th annual soil health winter workshop. This year we are focusing on economics of soil health and cover crops. The event will be Wednesday February 26th, 2020 at Wedgewood Cove 2200 West 9th Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. The keynote speaker on the day will be Rick Clark, an Indiana farmer and also speaking will be two local (Faribault County) farmers Andy Linder and Matt Alford.…

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Dirt & Doughnuts

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilkin County Recycling Center, 505 South 8th St
Breckenridge, MN 56520 United States

Farmers attending this workshop will learn from other farmers who are willing to share their experiences using soil health practices with you. Lessons learned by these farmers are vital and can get you on the right foot faster. • Hear firsthand from local farmers Doug Toussaint, Ken Packer & Ryan Hough as they discuss tillage, cover crops, crop rotations, ect…. • Learn from other Minnesota farmers how these practices have benefited their soil, farming opera-tions and bottom line. • The…

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2020 Moses Organic Farming Conference

February 27 - March 29
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plz
La Crosse, WI 54601 United States

People from around the country will gather in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Feb. 27-29 to learn the latest organic production practices, find the best resources to support their farms, and make the right connections for success. Whether you're certified organic, using organic practices on your sustainable farm, or considering the switch to organic, you'll find the information and support you need here—where farmers grow. What to expect at MOSES 2020: 60 Workshops | 6 Sessions Crops, Livestock, Market Farming, Soils, Business,…

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I90 Soil Health Tour – Show Me the Green! Economics of Soil Health

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farmamerica, 7367 360th Ave
Waseca, MN 56093 United States

Come and hear from local farmer Matt Alford who will share insights in researching soil health changes on his farm including economic impacts.  Farmer Rick Clark from Indiana will also be talking about "farming green" and the benefits of farming green along with the economic impact of regenerative farming. 3 Soil and Water Management CEU's Lunch is free and provided RSVP by Feb 21 to 507-835-4800 x 3 or mark.schaetzke@mn.nacdnet.net This event is part of the I-90 Soil Health Tour,…

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Lunch & Learn – Irrigation Water Management

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave SE
Becker, MN 55308 United States

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn more about how to make high level irrigation water management work for your farm. Vasudha Sharma, Ph.D. will be joining the Sherburne SWCD this year to speak about her work at the Sand Plain Research Farm. Valley and Reinke Irrigation will also be present on advanced irrigation technology. A free hot dinner will be provided for all attendees. Please register by 2/21 to Miranda Wagner 763-220-3434 x 105 or mwagner@sherburneswcd.org Sherburne…

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I90 Soil Health Tour – Economics of Soil Health & Cover Crops: What’s the Bottom Line?

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Stewartville Civic Center, 106 City Center Pl
Stewartville, MN 55976 United States

Hear from Rick Clark and two local area farmers about how htey are making cover crops work economically in their operation.  Hear data on how cover crops have increase the profitability for their farms and how their focus has changed from yield to ROI and net profit per acre. $15 registration that includes lunch, RSVP by February 26th to SWCD@co.olmsted.mn.us or 507-328-7070 CEU credits available Also this event is part of the I-90 Soil Health Tour. The tour is as…

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