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Kernza Field Day


The public is welcome to attend a field day and tour of one of the oldest stands of Kernza® in Minnesota. This is an opportunity for growers, processors and others interested in learning more about this new and exciting grain.  Kernza Field Day at A-Frame Farm. Thursday, August 10, 2017. 1 – 3PM  Madison, Minnesota. Continue reading ‘Kernza Field Day’

GAPs Produce Safety Training Online Course

The next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on July 12, 2017 and run through August 1, 2017.  This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.  Continue reading ‘GAPs Produce Safety Training Online Course’

Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts

Dirt Rich’ Discussion Topics: Bio-Profile Analysis, How to Build a Paddock, Soil Characteristics, & Much More. Dr. Allen Williams and SFA Livestock & Grazing Specialist Kent Solberg have developed the classroom outline for our upcoming “Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts” events, which include separate two-day sessions: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-9 in Faribault, MN and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10-11 in Blue Earth, MN. Each day begins with a classroom portion followed by a field trip to a local farm. Continue reading ‘Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts’

Transition Town Gathering at Macalester College

From Thursday, July 27th through Tuesday, August 1st, some 250 Transition Town movement leaders and fellow resilience builders from across the country will gather in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Together, we will deepen our relationships with each other, broaden our knowledge of practical solutions, and scale-up strategies to bring our shared vision of healthy, sustainable, and just local communities to life throughout the US. Continue reading ‘Transition Town Gathering at Macalester College’

Soil & Water Conservation Society Annual Conference

This year’s conference theme, Conservation Connections: Creating Pathways to Sustainability, focuses on an important trait that sets the SWCS annual conference apart from others: the number of disciplines who come together to share information, network, and form connections to forge best practices in soil and water conservation. The conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions that are essential to the success of conservation, a field that depends upon understanding relationships and interconnectedness. July 30-August 2, Madison, WI. Continue reading ‘Soil & Water Conservation Society Annual Conference’

U of MN Extension Safe Food Sampling Workshop

What does kohlrabi taste like? What are kale chips? Let your customers try it; they’ll like it! Learn how to offer food product samples at farmers markets and community events. Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator, will provide an overview of the Minnesota 2014 safe food sampling law. Vendors and food demonstrators will learn how to prepare and offer food samples implementing safe food handling practices to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. July 17, 2017. Continue reading ‘U of MN Extension Safe Food Sampling Workshop’

Food Safety Essentials for Special Events and Festivals in Minneapolis

Free food safety training for food handlers – vendors, employees and volunteers – at Minneapolis markets and events. Are you a vendor at a Minneapolis market or event? Would you like to offer your employees (or volunteers) basic food safety training? You can with a voucher code from the Minneapolis Health Department for the Food Safety Essentials for Special Events and Festivals online training course. Continue reading ‘Food Safety Essentials for Special Events and Festivals in Minneapolis’

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