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Young Farmers Receive Crow River SFA Scholarships

The Crow River Sustainable Farming Association (CRSFA) recently recognized two area youth as recipients of the Outstanding Youth in Sustainable Agriculture award.

These hard-working young people each received a $100 cash award towards their farming projects. It is the CRSFA’s hope that this financial assistance will inspire new generations to start farming!

Emily Hackbarth (Silver Lake) raises goats, llamas, and gardens at her family’s farm near Silver Lake. Emily is especially interested in pasture management and holistic health for her herd of dairy goats. She is active in 4-H, which has helped cultivate her lifelong passion for agriculture.

Charlie Otto (Delano) is also a longtime 4-H member. Charlie raises sheep, cattle, and chickens on his family’s farm, as well as helping with the vegetable gardens. Charlie hopes to use the $100 award to create a better fencing system for his pastured chickens.


Garlic Festival WITH SFA

10th Annual Minnesota Garlic Festival

Aug. 15, 2015 • Hutchinson, MN


Crow River Chapter

Member Services Directory

2014-Directory-Art-194x300A resource for people who eat, people who farm, and people who want to support strong rural communities, local foods and a healthy environment in the Crow River area. Click here for the Crow River Chapter Member Services Directory. Current members may submit a listing or update their existing one by contacting Jerry Ford, gro.n1427433174m-afs1427433174@yrre1427433174j1427433174


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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 Board of Directors

Crow River Chapter Board of Directors Greg Reynolds, Chuck Banks, Jerry Ford, Nick Neaton, Cathy Rose, Chris Kudrna, Mary Jane Miller, Red Kirkman, Amelia Neaton, Mike Lilja
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Contact Information

Contact: Jerry Ford Address: 7616 25th St SW Howard Lake, MN 55349 Phone Number: 763-244-6659 Email: gro.n1427433174m-afs1427433174@yrre1427433174j1427433174