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Crow River Chapter Annual Meeting
“Healthy Soil, Healthy Farms, Healthy Community”
Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Delano Senior Center, 234 2nd St N, Delano, MN 55328
9:30 Registration, Coffee & Social Time
10:00 Breakout Sessions
“Soil Health for Small Farms”
James Schroepfer, Ag Resource Consulting
“Farm Service Agency Programs for Small to Mid-Sized Farms”
Theresa Keaveny, SFA Executive Director
Peggy Read, Wright County FSA Executive Director
“How Can We Make Garlic Festival Even Better?”
Facilitated by Chris Kudrna,with Sarah Lindblom and Jerry Ford
11:30 Potluck Lunch and Annual Membership Meeting
Dale Woodbeck will lead a discussion with Rhys Williams about the Good Acre’s farmer network, the criteria they use for their aggregated CSA, and generally how they source local foods. Other topics will include the commercial kitchen at The Good Acre, and how that interacts with sourcing produce. Dale and Rhys will also talk about their collaborative accelerator program, Maker to Market, which works to spur value-added food production in the region and to increase opportunities for local farms to add volume by supplying to Maker to Market participants.
There’s even a beautiful video about Crow River Chapter members, Sweet Beet Farm, 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 their west, 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 Chapter Annual Meeting, the Minnesota Garlic Festival, and the popular “farm social” gatherings.
Crow River Chapter Board of Directors & Staff
Connie Carlson (President), Chuck Banks (Financial Chair), 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