Farm Beginnings Calendar-2015

  • Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.— Greenhouse Management for Beginning Vegetable Growers Field Day, Joan & Nick Olson, Prairie Drifter Farm, Litchfield, Minn. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, dori@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.—Integrating Livestock with Organic Perennial Fruit Production Field Day, Jackie & Harry Hoch, Hoch Orchard, La Crescent, Minn. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, dori@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, July 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.—Cut Flowers for Market Growers Field Day, Jennifer Nelson, Humble Pie Farm, Northfield, Minn. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, dori@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, Aug. 16, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Multi-Species Livestock Farming Field Day, Stephanie & Andy Schneider, Together Farms, Mondovi, Wis. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, dori@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, September 27, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.—Tractor & Implement Field Day: Two Sessions—Beginner & Experienced. Hosted in Partnership with the Minnesota Food Association at Big River Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. Participants may attend one or both sessions:

- 2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.: Tractor 101 for Beginners—A basic introduction to the safe operation and routine maintenance of a standard tractor and basic implements. Led by Rodrigo Cala, MFA graduate and owner/operator of Cala Farms in Osceola, Wis.

- 4 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.: Tractor Troubleshooting—For those with knowledge of basic tractor operation, a more advanced session on diagnosing tractor problems in the field and repair of basic components. Led by Joel Kellum, Markets and Production Manager at Minnesota Food Association.

Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, dori@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-578-4497