SFA Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conference Registration Now Open Below

Lex HoranThe SFA Annual Conference, Minnesota’s farmer networking showcase, will be Feb. 13, 2016, at the Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

A founding concept of SFA is that there is wisdom in the community, so YOU will help to determine and lead the sessions, which will include casual but focused networking conversations on topics that you choose. Using an online voting system, SFA members choose session topics; we will analyze the data and create the schedule around your wishes.

Scroll down for registration, sponsor/exhibitor registration, and session voting. For questions about the SFA Annual Conference, call 1-844-9-CALL-SFA, Ext. 1. 

Again on Saturday morning will be our yearly Leaders Breakfast and SFA Awards ceremony at 7:30 a.m. – it’s just $15 and includes breakfast and a special “State of SFA” address. You must purchase the ticket to attend the breakfast.

SFACONF201500123Family programming is returning – admission for children ages 3-12 is just $10 and includes separate programming from Budding Farmers; children 2 and under are free but will be the responsibility of their parents. Budding Farmers children will rejoin their parents for lunch. NOTE: Children’s programming attendants must be potty-trained.

The venue at St. Ben’s will be a familiar, centrally located one that’s easily accessible. Lunch is not included with registration; instead, you’ll enjoy a lengthy break, eat at St. Ben’s, walk to one of the local-foods restaurants in St. Joe, or bring a sack lunch. The idea is to give you the freedom to network at your own pace, and to take advantage of the quaint surroundings.

Registration details:

  • Until Nov. 1, SFA members may register for $35 and nonmembers for $45.
  • Starting Nov. 1, the price is $45/members and $55/nonmembers until Jan. 1.
  • From Jan. 1 to Feb. 1, registration is $55/members and $65/nonmembers.
  • Walkup registration will be available to all at the door for $65.
  • Registration is final and no refunds will be issued.
  • Students interested in scholarships should contact Jerry Ford at gro.n1440851766m-afs1440851766@yrre1440851766j1440851766.



Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration

Sponsor/Exhibitor registration is OPEN for the 2016 SFA Annual Conference, and this year you can complete your registration entirely online.

First, download the 2016 AC Exhibitor Application, fill it out, then email to Jerry Ford at gro.n1440851766m-afs1440851766@yrre1440851766j1440851766.

Then, pay your Sponsor/Exhibitor fees online here.

Otherwise, you may download the form and pay via check to SFA, Box 192, Princeton, MN 55371.

Questions? Email gro.n1440851766m-afs1440851766@yrre1440851766j1440851766 or call 1-844-9-CALL-SFA, Ext. 1.

Submit Your Idea and Vote on Your Favorites

Again for 2016 we are polling SFA members on Annual Conference topics. We will compile the results of the poll and tailor our schedule around the top vote-getters. Vote below as often as you like, and submit your own ideas!


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