Farm Beginnings Calendar-2015

  • 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,, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, July 19, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — LSP Farm Dreams Workshop, LSP Twin Cities office, 821 E. 35th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP,, 612-578-4497
  • Saturday, July 25, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Troubleshooting the Transition to Organic, Twelve Tails Family Farm, Chokio, Minn. Guests: Kent Solberg, livestock farmer and SFA livestock and grazing specialist; Craig Murphy, experienced organic grain farmer, Murphy's Organic Farm. Contact: Richard Ness, LSP, (community potluck immediately following the field day)
  • 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,, 612-578-4497
  • Sunday, Aug. 30—Regional Farm Tour: Post-Harvest Handling Facilities on Vegetable Farms, New Richmond, Wis., area. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP,, 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,, 612-578-4497

• Thursday, Oct. 1— LSP Journeyperson Course Deadline. For more information, click here.