Farm2Families, the signature event from SFA Greater Mille Lacs Chapter, is a community event founded by your local farmers.
Farm2Families features dinner, live music, a farmers’ market, family activities and educational speakers.
Learn about sustainable farming practices while enjoying entertainment, fellowship and a dinner featuring ingredients produced by Aitkin-area farmers.
The meal featured locally sourced pulled pork and chicken, vegetables, potatoes, coleslaw, corn and cucumber salad.
- Scott Kittelson and Tom Gervais, representing the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, presented a rainfall simulator, a fascinating demonstration of how different agricultural practices affect a soil’s ability to handle rain.
- Liz and Kate Short (right), members of the Ripple River Bee Club discussed basic bee biology, how we can help our bees stay healthy and what it takes to become a beekeeper.
- Peggy Jones of American Peat Technology discussed the manufacture of value-added peat products for use in the agriculture and water treatment industries, the unique properties of peat and how this abundant natural resource in Aitkin County is providing jobs, technology and innovation to our economy.
Farm2Families 2017 was sponsored by American Peat Technology, MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union and Riverwood Health Care Center.