Volunteers are what make the SFA Conference possible, and we are still seeking help for various shifts. Volunteers are needed at various times all day to help with parking, registration, setup, tear-down, and serve as session monitors. All volunteers get a free SFA t-shirt. Plus, as most any SFA conference volunteer would tell you, it’s fun! Email Gretchen Boyum with your preference for time and job at email@example.com.
Student scholarships are still available – the 50 percent discount is available for current students, and recipients must sign up for at least one volunteer shift. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otter Risers Kiwanis, Fergus Falls, Minn., has offered scholarship funds for children 3-12 to attend the Budding Farmers program at the 2016 SFA Annual Conference, and a few $10 scholarships remain. To claim one of the scholarship registrations for your child, contact Jason Walker at email@example.com.
WOC Talks have been selected and include: Scott Haase, “Maximizing Our Impact on the Landscape;” Joe Borgerding (pictured above), “Full Circle Farming in Just Forty Years;” Sam Raser, “Successful Oat Production in the Upper Midwest;” and Jim VanDerPol, “Farm Hacks from Pastures A Plenty.”
The Friday Night Social, an informal gathering and jam session, is 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Minnesota Street Market food co-op, just across the street from the St. Ben’s campus. Bring your instrument or voice, or just come enjoy the fun. Info: Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 7:30 a.m. Feb. 13 is our yearly Leaders Breakfast and Director’s Awards – it’s just $15, but you must purchase the ticket to attend the breakfast. Register on the conference homepage.
The Seed Swap returns from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby at the Gorecki Center – bring your seeds to trade and share your techniques with other growers from around the region.
See you at St. Ben’s!