The SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter will host its annual meeting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016, at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji. Join us for a time of food, fun and sharing and learn how your neighbors are building sustainable farms for the future.
The program kicks off with Lake Agassiz board members giving short presentations about their products and future farm plans, including:
- Lida Farm, a farmily-owned and operated certified organic farm. Organic vegetables are the primary crop, but Lida Farm also integrates some livestock into the operation, including broilers, hogs, and a family milk cow.
- Reedbird Farm, where Alethea Kenney and David Bainbridge use renewable energy to sustainably raise fiber animals. David set up and maintains the renewable energy system at Reedbird Farm and Alethea teaches about ancient fiber techniques, natural dyes, and herbs and minerals as they relate to health in humans and animals.
- Split Oak Farm: Jeff and Angie Ness from Split Oak Farm will demonstrate the trials and errors of a small-scale sustainable farm. Samples of last year’s harvest of several grains and animal forages, preserved foods and different cheeses, and photos of Split Oak Farm animals and information on current cured meat projects will be displayed.
Following the presentations will be a potluck lunch, business meeting and farmer networking time.
This event is free and open to the public but preregistration is required. Click here to register.