Farm Beginnings Calendar: 2018

Farm Dreams Workshops

JULY 29—Land Stewardship Project Twin Cities office, Minneapolis, Minn. Click here for details.

Farm Beginning Field Days

JULY 24—Grazing & Grass-Based Livestock Field Day, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (potluck at 5 p.m.), Earth-Be-Glad Farm, Lewiston, Minn. Contact: Doug Nopar, e-mail, 507-523-3366 (free & open to the public)

AUGUST 1—Early bird discount deadline for 2018-2019 Farm Beginnings Course.

AUGUST 30—Grazing & Cover Crop Field Day, Clear Springs Cattle Company, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (potluck meal to follow), Starbuck, Minn. Contact: Bryan Simon, e-mail, 320-492-2526 (free & open to the public)

SEPTEMBER 1—Application deadline for 2018-2019 Farm Beginnings Course.

SEPTEMBER 7—Organic Apple Production Field Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Kalliroe Farm, Montevideo, Minn. Contact: Dori Eder, e-mail, 612-578-4497 (free for Farm Beginnings students/LSP members & Upper Sioux Community members; all others $35)

SEPTEMBER 15—LSP/NYFC Land Access Workshop for Beginning Farmers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Peace United Church of Christ, Rochester, Minn. Contact: Karen Stettler, LSP, 507-523-3366, stettler@landstewardshipproject.org

SEPTEMBER 30—Land Access/Starting from Scratch Field Day, Oxheart Farm, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Hager, Wis. Contact: Dori Eder, e-mail, 612-578-4497 (free for Farm Beginnings students/LSP members; all others $35)

OCTOBER—Classes for 2018-2019 LSP Farm Beginnings Course begin in southeastern Minnesota. Click here for details.

Other Field Days/Workshops

JUNE 28—Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Summer Fling Pasture Walk, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Haugen Farm, Canton, Minn. Contact: Bonnie Haugen, 507-421-7170, e-mail

JULY 9—MFA Organic Vegetable Farm Tour, Uproot Farm, Princeton, Minn. Contact: Laura Hedeen, MFA, 651-433-3676, e-mail, www.mnfoodassociation.org

JULY 10—LSP workshop on Cover Crops, 9 a.m.-noon, Stegeman Farm, Benson, Minn. Contact: Robin Moore, e-mail, 320-269-2105

JULY 10—Cover Crops Field Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Cotter Family Farm, Austin, Minn. Contact: Toby Cain, 563-447-0462

JULY 16—MFA Summer High Tunnel Farm Tour, Calla Farm, Balsam Lake, Wis. Contact: Laura Hedeen, MFA, 651-433-3676, e-mail, www.mnfoodassociation.org

JULY 19—LSP workshop on Tillage & Soil Health, 9 a.m.-noon, Benson, Minn. Contact: Robin Moore, e-mail, 320-269-2105

JULY 20—MOSES Workshop on Wholesale Vegetable Production on a Small Scale, Seed-to-Seed Farm, Balsam Lake, Wis. Contact: https://mosesorganic.org

JULY 25—Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Summer Fling Pasture Walk, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wagner Organic Dairy Farm, Brandon, Minn. Contact: Bonnie Haugen, 507-421-7170, e-mail

JULY 26—MOSES In Her Boots: Organic Vegetable CSA, Humble Hands Harvest, Decorah, Iowa. Contact: https://mosesorganic.org

JULY 30—Practical Farmers of Iowa Small Grains Con., Mankato, Minn. Contact: www.practicalfarmers.org, 515-232-5661

AUG. 1—MFA/NRCS Workshop on High Tunnel EQIP Applications, Good Acre, Falcon Heights, Minn. Contact: Laura Hedeen, 651-433-3676, e-mail, www.mnfoodassociation.org

AUG. 7—LSP Workshop on Integrating Livestock Options, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Kerkhoven (Minn.) Civic Center. Contact: Robin Moore, e-mail, 320-269-2105

AUG. 7—MOSES Field Day on Kale Variety Trial, Riverbend Farm, Delano, Minn. Contact: https://seedalliance.org

AUG. 11—Raising and Finishing Lambs on Sheep-Specific Pasture Types in a Rotational Grazing System, Blissful Bee Pastures, Gibbon, Minn. More information here.

AUG. 30—LSP /NRCS/The Nature Conservancy Grazing & Cover Crops Field Day, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Clear Springs Cattle Company, Starbuck, Minn. Contact: Bryan Simon, LSP, 320-492-2526, e-mail

SEPT. 7—LSP Farm Beginnings Orchard Production Field Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Kalliroe Farm, Montevideo, Minn. Contact: Dori Eder, LSP, e-mail, 612-578-4497

SEPT. 11—LSP workshop on Conservation Legacy & Working Lands, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Kerkhoven (Minn.) Civic Center. Contact: Robin Moore, e-mail, 320-269-2105