Archive for the 'Courses & Workshops' Category

MN Farmers Union Women’s Conference

This year’s Minnesota Farmers Union Women’s Conference, Overcome. Plan. Lead., will take place in New Ulm on June 30. Continue reading ‘MN Farmers Union Women’s Conference’


On-Farm Variety Trial Workshop Series

Gain skills to conduct your own on-farm variety trials. Join Organic Seed Alliance, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) at our upcoming workshop series to learn how to conduct your own on-farm variety trials. We’re hosting four on-farm workshops throughout the Midwest this summer. Continue reading ‘On-Farm Variety Trial Workshop Series’

Workshops on Cover Crops & Tillage

Land Stewardship Project is helping put on a cover crops workshop July 10 near Benson, Minn., that will feature presentations on the uses, practicalities and benefits of cover crops, followed by a farmer panel and a field walk. Details are here. On July 19, Benson will be the site of a field day on soil health, soil monitoring techniques and tillage options. Details on that workshop are here.

Farm Beginnings Field Days & Workshops

The Farm Beginnings field day season is upon us, and that means opportunities to see firsthand how innovative producers are raising and marketing vegetables, fruit and livestock, as well as utilizing creative avenues for getting access to farmland. Below is a list of field days scheduled so far. For an updated schedule, as well as a complete Farm Beginnings calendar, click here.

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Farm Beginnings Course in SE Minnesota

Land Stewardship Project’s 2018-2019 Farm Beginnings course will be offered in the vicinity of Rochester in southeastern Minnesota, beginning in the fall of 2018.  The course is now accepting applications. The early bird discount deadline is Aug 1Sept. 1 is the final application deadline. Details are here.

New Entry Sustainable Agriculture Project Webinars

New Entry, an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and additional partners, works locally, regionally, and across the country to strengthen local food systems by supporting new farmers. The National Team works to create a resilient food system by providing professional development, capacity building, and network support to programs that train beginning farmers or those that work to promote their success through activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and consumers of all socio-economic backgrounds. Continue reading ‘New Entry Sustainable Agriculture Project Webinars’

Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals

The Minnesota Department of Education is offering free culinary training, made possible through Minnesota’s USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant. The training will focus on basic culinary techniques, knife skills, tips for increasing vegetable subgroups, flavoring foods with less sodium, and tips for using local produce. Continue reading ‘Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals’

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Website

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