‘Cultivating the Wisdom of the Community’
Registration Now Open Below
The 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 chose session topics; we are creating the schedule around your wishes.
To see the Schedule-in-Progress, as well as other features, click here.
Scroll down for registration and sponsor/exhibitor registration. 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.
New feature: WOC Talks (Wisdom of the Community). Similar to the popular TED Talks, this new program invites SFA members and supporters to submit talks on subjects relating to sustainable farming and food systems for possible selection to be presented at the Annual Conference. Read more here.
Family 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.
Volunteer to join one of the many crews that make this event possible! Contact Gretchen Boyum at 218.864.5104 or moc.l1448439103iamg@1448439103smraf1448439103muyob1448439103 to sign up. All volunteers receive an SFA t-shirt.
- 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.n1448439103m-afs1448439103@yrre1448439103j1448439103.
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.n1448439103m-afs1448439103@yrre1448439103j1448439103.
Otherwise, you may download the form and pay via check to SFA, Box 192, Princeton, MN 55371.
Questions? Email gro.n1448439103m-afs1448439103@yrre1448439103j1448439103 or call 1-844-9-CALL-SFA, Ext. 1.