Farm Beginnings Calendar: 2019

LSP Field Days/Workshops/Deadlines

July 13 — Soil Health Field Day on Grazing & Cover Crops, Bedtke Farm, Altura, Minn. Click her for details.

July 18 — Soil Health Field Day on Farming in Karst Country: Soil Health, Caves & Underground Streams, Harmony, Minn. Click here for details.

July 28 — Farm Beginnings Field Day "Getting Started with Permaculture & Regenerative Agriculture," Nettle Valley Farm, Spring Grove, Minn. Click here for details.

Aug. 1 — Early bird application deadline for the 2019-2020 Farm Beginnings class. Click here for details.

August 7 —Farm Beginnings Field Day "Cut Flower Farming," Green Light Farm, Prairie Farm, Wis. Click here for details.

August 25Farm Dreams Workshop, Menomonie Market Food Co-op, Menomonie, Wis. Click here for details.

Late August or early September — Three consecutive days of soil health workshops on cover crops interseeded into corn on three different farms, Byron, Ridgeway & Preston, Minn. Contact: Doug Nopar, LSP, 507-523-3366, e-mail

Sept. 1 — Application deadline for the 2019-2020 Farm Beginnings class. Click here for details.

Sept. 15 — Workshop/Field Day on "On-Farm Events," A to Z Produce & Bakery, Stockholm, Wis. Click here for details.

October — Classes for 2019-2020 LSP Farm Beginnings Course begin in Menomonie, Wis. Click here for details.

LSP Grazing Groups Pasture Walks (Southeast Minn.)

June 17 — Prescribed grazing with goats for weed management, transition to grazing cattle and horses, Houston, Minn. Click here for details.

June 26 — Cropland to pasture, interseeding into pasture, grass-based dairying (once-a-day milking), fencing/watering/lanes, Kellogg, Minn. Click here for details.

July 23 — Economics of grazing beef calves, costs of modern fence materials, animal handling facilities for beef cattle, species selection for pastures, reducing the risk of pinkeye, cattle stocking rates, Spring Valley, Minn. Click here for details.

Aug. 7 — Conventional pasture improvement (1st year rotational grazing), cropland to pasture (NRCS Programs), silvopasture, Kellogg, Minn. Click here for details.

Sept. 19 — 1st year rotationally grazing beef, grazing 8-10 species cover crop mix, Winona, Minn. Click here for details.

Oct. 6 — 1st year rotationally grazing beef, pastured pork and poultry, grazing cover crops after small grain to extend grazing, direct marketing, Caledonia, Minn. Click here for details.

Oct. 26 — Productivity management, especially how to manage dormancy in the fall to maintain productive spring pastures; system for reseeding pastures where cows have outwintered; keeping it simple, managing grazing lands on foot (no ATV), Wabasha, Minn. Click here for details.

Other Field Days & Workshops not Sponsored by LSP

June 18 — Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Pasture Walk, Goodhue, Minn. Click here for details.

June 27 — Veterans, Dairy & Soil Health Pasture Walk, Montrose, Minn. Click here for details.

June 28 — Growing Lots Urban Farm: Digging into Urban Soils, Minneapolis, Minn. Click here for details.

June 29 — Growing Oyster Mushrooms, Big River Farms, Marine on St. Croix, Minn. Click here for details.

August 13-15 — Soil Health Academy: Regenerative Farming & Ranching, Stoney Creek Farm, Redwood Falls, Minn. Click here for details.

Aug. 17 — Scaling up with Fewer Crops, Agua Gorda Cooperative, Long Prairie, Minn. Click here for details.

Aug. 21 — Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship-Iowa State University Pasture Walk, Garnavillo, Iowa. Click here for details.

Sept. 17 — Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Pasture Walk, St. Charles, Minn. Click here for details.

Oct. 9 — Growing Ginger in Minnesota, The Good Acre, St. Paul, Minn. Click here for details.

Oct. 22 — Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Pasture Walk, Canton, Minn. Click here for details.