Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 714.
About us: Since 2000, Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, a Networking Group of the Sustainable Farming Association, has provided thousands of people with opportunity to learn, explore, and network through winter workshops and summer land and water tours. The group is open to all who wish to participate.
Winter Meeting | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1 | Central Lakes College, Staples
The Forage Council is hosting its Winter Meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Central Lakes College, 26505 Co. Rd. 2, Staples. Speakers include Thor and Dana Didrickson, Mike Same, Jeff Duchene, Kent Solberg and Steve Flanagan on topics like grazing management, cover crops, integrating livestock into cropping systems, portable solar water pumping systems, and farm transition.
Cost is $15 or $25 for a couple.
Summer Tour | 6-8 p.m. July 12, 2018 | Site TBA
Save the date for the Forage Council Summer Tour, which is set for 6-8 p.m. July 12 at a site TBA. Programming will include a pasture walk highlighting grazing management.
Forage Council Summer Tour | Aug 25 | Central Lakes College, Staples – The Forage Council hosted an open house at the Central Lakes College agricultural center and tour of its Byron Township site. There, the college, R.D. Offutt Co. and SFA, among other partners, are working to research soil health principles through cover cropping, crop rotation, and other principles.
Harvest Dinner | Aug. 26, 2017 | Sunup Ranch, Brainerd – SFA Central Chapter and the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council hosted a Harvest Dinner Aug. 26 at Sunup Ranch in Brainerd. This annual event unites community members dedicated to preserving water quality and agricultural heritage in Central Minnesota. Dinner included a variety of local fare served chuckwagon style and prepared by local chefs.