Information: Jerry Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 705.
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New Small Tractor Demonstration
10 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 | The Farm of Minnesota, 24618 State Hwy 15, Hutchinson, MN 55350
See the new Oggun Tractor (left) that’s modeled after the old Allis-Chalmers “G” style for market farmers and smaller-scale growers. It has a zero-turn feature and a $10,000 new pricetag. The manufacturer is trying to make a tractor that more farmers can afford and has designed it to work with replacement and repair parts that will be available from local auto, farm supply and hardware stores. Oggun is making a trip through the central Mid-west to demonstrate their machine, with a stop at The Farm of Minnesota.
The Crow River Sustainable Farming Spring Social
Featuring The Forever Green Initative
1-3 p.m. Sun., April 23 | The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis
The Crow River Chapter invites everyone to attend our Spring Social on April 23, 1 – 3 PM at The Food
Building in Minneapolis. Our special guests will be University of Minnesota researchers who are developing new crops for The Forever Green Initiative, such as kernza, camelina and pennycress.
The Forever Green Initiative believes that by selectively adding such winter-annual and perennial crops to our agricultural landscapes, we can enhance the prosperity of Minnesota agriculture, support rural communities, and provide major benefits to all Minnesotans. There is strong evidence that these new production systems will enhance the yields of our typical summer-annual crops, enable production of new commodities, enrich our soils and wildlife, and improve our water resources.
Ticket price includes a tasting menu of the great food being produced by the Food Building’s Red Table Meats, Bakersfield Breads, and Draft Horse restaurant, as well as drinks.
Reservations accepted on a first-come basis.
The UMN researchers who are on the cutting edge of Forever Green work will be there to answer your questions, and there will be plenty of social time with your fellow Sustainable Farming supporters.
Parking is limited around The Food Building and we strongly encourage carpooling — please contact Jerry Ford, email@example.com, if you are having trouble finding someone to carpool with.
Garlic Festival is looking to fill the following Coordinator positions:
– Silent Auction Coordinator
– Compostable Supplies Coordinator
– Assistant Admissions Coordinator
If you’d like to be a part of the leadership team that runs this exciting event, please contact Jerry Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-244-6659
Herb Project Field Day
Saturday, June 24, 2017
9 am – Noon
The Lamb Shoppe
61231 Hwy 7 W, Hutchinson, MN 55350
As part of SFA’s Herb Project, Connie Karstens will lead a field day at her operation near Hutchinson. Learn all about the cultivation, processing and uses of locally grown herbs. Connie is SFA’s Herb Specialist for this “New Crops Project” endeavor, and you can read all about it here:
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Crow River Chapter Description
Encompassing an incredibly diverse part of the state that includes the Twin Cities and the rural counties to theirwest, Crow River offers opportunites for farmers, sustainable farming supporters and consumers to participate in a vital and active organization. We represent not only the more “traditional” farmers – dairy, grains, etc. – but also a wide range of thriving specialty and niche market farmers: CSAs, goats, sheep, poultry, herbs, garlic, restaurant and co-op produce, etc. We have an emphasis on education in sustainable practices and an impressive roster of events, including farm tours, the Annual Crow River Sustainable Farming Conference, the Minnesota Garlic Festival, and the popular “farm social” gatherings.
Crow River Chapter Board of Directors & Staff
Connie Carlson (President), Chuck Banks (Treasurer), Chris Kudrna, Mary Jane Miller (V.P.), Red Kirkman (Secretary), Sarah Lindblom, Mike Lilja, Dale Woodbeck, Jerry Ford (Coordinator)
Contact: Jerry Ford Phone Number: 763-244-6659 Email: email@example.com