August is typically an active time for MNSHC with the hustle and bustle of field days and community learning. However, as we continue to face a global pandemic, more and more events are moving to a more virtual format. MNSHC is no exception; we’ve been busy bringing outreach events live to Facebook in order to continue our mission of producer-driven education.
Fridays on the Farm – This is an event series in collaboration with NRCS, UMN Extension, and SWCD’s from Redwood and Renville Counties. This series takes place every other Friday. Our July events were hosted by Holly Hatlewick, District Manager of the Renville County SWCD, and our Coordinator, Jennifer Hahn. Holly and Jennifer talk to mentor farmers across the state about soil health on their farm fields. Don’t worry if you missed it – you can check out the first two session videos at https://www.mnsoilhealth.org/videos
MNSHC/PCS Virtual Field Day – This event was a partnership between MNSHC and Prairie Creek Seed (PCS) and took place on July 25th. The virtual field day featured four different information sessions, each with a different focus: 1) Soil Health, 2) Cover Crop Pastures, 3) Oats & Clover, and 4) Planting Green. Speakers include Jennifer Hahn and mentor farmer Jamie Labat as well as Dawn Striegel, Amanda Rollins, and Kyle & Karl Dallefeld from PCS. Check out the four session videos at https://www.mnsoilhealth.org/videos