SFA and the Pasture Project are hosting a two-day event series, “Grazing Cover Crops: Innovations in the Field,” on Nov. 12 and 13 in Redwood Falls, Mankato and Blue Earth, Minn. Learn how to use grazing cover crops as a conservation strategy by hearing from experts and touring two local farms.
The Nov. 12 event begins at 1 p.m. with a presentation at Pizza Ranch, 1360 E Bridge St, Redwood Falls, followed by a field review of cover crops and grazing management at Dan Tiffany’s farm.
On Nov. 13, a discussion surrounding the expansion of grazing cover crops and opportunities to build soil health will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Mankato at Mankato City Center Hotel, 101 E Main St.
Then at 1 p.m. the presentation moves to the Scott Haase farm, 7301 377th Ave, Blue Earth, to see grazing cover crops in action and learn about benefits, impact and strategy. Directions to Haase farm (watch for SFA signs): From the north, follow U.S. 169 through Blue Earth, go under the railroad track, and turn west onto 14th St. Then turn left on 377th Ave and follow south approximately 2.5 miles to the farm.
These events are free but space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 5 to Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group rate of $79/night is available at the Mankato City Center hotel by calling 1.877.345.5577. Mention Winrock International to book at the group rate. The deadline to book rooms at this rate is Nov. 5.