SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter Festival of Farms is set for 1-4 p.m. Sat., July 9, in Bagley and features tours of two diverse, innovative farm operations.
Free and open to all, the day will begin with a farm tour at Split Oak Farm, 32837 201st Ave, just south of Bagley. Farmers Jeff and Angie Ness will discuss crop and animal rotation with a focus on using the animals to “work the ground,” sustainable soil health methods, and grazing practices on their biodiverse small-scale farm. Also, tour the gardens and visit with the dairy goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits.
Then, attendees will caravan just 3.2 miles up the road to Amazing Grace Homestead, where Dianne Moen used a desire for a natural, sustainable, spiritual, and self-sufficient lifestyle to create her “mini-farm” both as a means of producing food and as a steward to the land. Come view the Buff Chanticleer chickens, Royal Palm turkeys and poults, Scottish Highlander cow and calf pairs, Katahdin sheep, and a good dog. The day will end with light refreshments.