NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Cannon River Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons, Valhalla Room, 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield. Childcare is provided.
Come join other sustainable farmers, farm workers and aspiring farmers to talk about building a resilient local food system that will benefit us all. By striving for resiliency and sustainability we will create more satisfying jobs, community wealth, and healthy land, food and citizens. We are all in this together and this is fertile soil for growth!
What can we work on to bring about the changes we want to see? Your input will inform the organization’s work. Let’s get together and figure it out. Come with ideas and join the conversation.
Potluck meal, board elections and 2017 event planning will ensue.
The meeting is free and open to all; registration is not required. To renew or start a Cannon River Chapter membership, click here.
Central Chapter is hosting its annual meeting, “Wellness From the Ground Up: How to Market the True Value of Your Farm’s Products,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 14, at Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace, 609 13th Ave NE, Little Falls.
Attend the SFA Central Chapter Annual All-Member Meeting at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace – with Chef Tom Zimmerman of The Black & White, Christian Klatt of the USDA Plant Science Research Unit, Alicia Bauman of Lakewood Health Systems, and Audra Zastro from CentraCare. Plus, enjoy a locally sourced meal and tour the Sprout facility.
Cost is $10 for SFA members and $25 for nonmembers. $40 includes membership and meal; $60 includes farm/family membership and two meals (kids 16 and under eat free). Click here to register.
Crow River Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21, at Delano Senior Center, 234 2nd St N, Delano. Cost is $10 for current members and $20 for nonmembers.
The meeting includes guest speakers Anne Borgendale, an artisanal cheesemaker; Lucie Amundsen, Locally Laid Eggs; and Greg Reynolds, Riverbend Farm. A potluck lunch is planned as well as a chapter update and panel discussion with the three speakers.
To learn more and register, click here.
East Central Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at Sharon & Bruce Johnson’s Minnesota Fresh Farm, 20241 Hwy 65 NE, East Bethel (located on the east side of Highway 65 at Klondike Dr). The agenda includes chapter officer review, budget update, chapter next steps, and a detailed discussion of ideas for community education regarding sustainable farming and SFA awareness.
Bring a potluck breakfast/brunch item. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. Click here to RSVP.
Greater Mille Lacs Chapter is hosting its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29, at Hazelton Town Hall, 24248 U.S. Highway 169 (about 12 miles south of Aitkin). This event is free and open to all.
The meeting will kick off with a potluck and member renewal time, seed swap and “year in review” presentation. Then, at 6, a guest speaker presentation will be followed by discussion about a possible signature event to raise funds and enhance the local farm economy. Board elections and a board meeting will follow. No RSVP is required.
Potential candidates for the chapter board should email their interest to email@example.com by Jan. 15.
Lake Superior Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28, at Peace Church, 1111 N 11th Ave E, Duluth.
Topics to be covered include organic management of spotted wing drosophila, raising pigs, deep winter production, beekeeping, and more.
This event is open to all and no preregistration is required. Cost: $15 at the door; lunch is included.