Congratulations to SFA members the Pettit family of Milaca and Nick and Joan Olson of rural Litchfield who were among Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ “Outstanding Conservationists” at last week’s MASWCD annual convention (if I forgot any SFA member winners, let me know!). The Pettits, who were also one of eight finalists for the 2017 Outstanding Conservationist Award, and the Olsons join many SFA members including our own Kent Solberg, Jerry Ford and Jim Chamberlin who’ve received that honor from their respective counties.
MASWCD is one of many annual conferences on the calendar that I had the pleasure of attending recently along with the Minnesota Farmers Union annual convention; Kent Solberg spoke recently at the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association annual convention. Stay up to date on SFA chapter annual meetings and other critical events in your area by visiting our events calendar; we also link from our homepage to the comprehensive MISA Community Calendar. Also:
Consider signing up as a Minnesota Grown member. Minnesota Grown has launched a contest with prizes in a drawing for any new Minnesota Grown member by Dec. 31, 2017. Many SFA member farms have already realized the advantages of having a listing in the Minnesota Grown Directory, which comes out in print in the spring and is always available online. Total cost is $60, and you can sign up here.
This year, you can sign up and custom design your listing at the SFA Annual Conference! Minnesota Grown staff will be on site to walk you through the process and optimize your listing. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year-End Mail: Current members should be receiving SFA’s CornerPost annual report in the mail as well as a letter encouraging you to support SFA with a year-end gift; nonmembers will receive a letter on membership renewal.
You might consider a monthly gift of $10, $25, $50 or even $5 to provide reliable, ongoing support and help SFA open the new year on firmer ground.
Know that we will be grateful for your support at whatever amount you choose, and all financial contributions to SFA are fully tax-deductible.