By Theresa Keaveny • SFA Executive Director
The first day of spring brings sunshine and lots of birds here in New Ulm. Farmers are getting ansty to get out in the field, and I’m planning my garden. On the heels of last month’s amazing Midwest Soil Health Summit, it’s heartening to see our message of economic sustainability and stewardship come to Southwest Minnesota, where the Sustainable Farming Association is on the move!
Kent Solberg, SFA’s Livestock & Grazing Specialist, will present next week at NRCS Soil Health programs in Comfrey and Marshall as part of a farmer panel. For those who can’t make the daylong workshops featured later in this edition of SFA Connect, you can hear Kent at 6:30 Tuesday night, March 28, at the Sleepy Eye Soil and Water Conservation District. We look forward to meeting you!
I’m confident that SFA’s message about regenerative agriculture will sink deeper roots in the months ahead.
You can help by making a generous, tax-deductible contribution to SFA for our Pasture Project $25,000 matching grant. The Pasture Project supports public education, research and outreach about the Soil Health Principles, including incorporating livestock into farming operations. We’ve raised over $5,000 and would like to raise another $5,000 by the end of the month. Help SFA spread the Soil Health Principles across the prairie.