SFA Cannon River Chapter is again hosting its series of farmer-to-farmer exchange events in 2017. All events in the series are free and open to all, and no registration is required. The schedule:
- Jan. 9 – What do we want to do differently on our farm operation in 2017? Let’s share what’s on our minds as we go into a new year and a new season. Meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Mary Ellen Frame, 612 1st St W, Northfield.
- Jan. 22 – Cooperatively Hiring Farm Workers: What if a few farmers could organize and provide workers with full-time work at 2-4 farms each week? A brainstorming session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simple Harvest Organics, 9800 155th St E, Nerstrand.
- Feb. 16 – Share lessons learned and progress made at Open Hands Farm, including root cellaring and food safety practices. Bring a dessert to share. Meeting is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the farm, 4151 320th St W, Northfield.
- March 6 – Transplant Production for Vegetable Farms: Tips, tricks, and lessons on transplants and greenhouse production. Bring a potluck dish to share. Meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sogn Valley Farm, 4830 360th St, Cannon Falls.