Information: Richard Handeen, Chapter Delegate, email@example.com or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 710.
Barn Dance is March 24, 2017, in Morris
SFA Western Chapter is co-sponsoring a community barn dance featuring contra and square dancing with Ruperts Land Band from 7 to 10 p.m. March 24 at the Student Center at the University of Minnesota Morris, 600 E 4th St.
Presented in partnership with the UMM Organic Garden Club, all SFA members and those interested in SFA Western Chapter should attend; the Organic Garden Club welcomes students but also the general public.
Park for free in the North Parking lot and other designated guest parking spots around campus. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $2 at the door; children are free. No RSVP is required.
Western Chapter Annual Potluck, Meeting and Bread Mixer
SFA Western Chapter is hosting its annual meeting, potluck and bread mixer from 4 to 8 p.m. April 8 at the Milan Community Center, 170 N 4th St, Milan. This meeting is free and open to all; no RSVP is required.
At the meeting, we will be sharing updates on several projects happening in our region including:
- Jim and LeeAnn VanDerPol’s experience with intergenerational farm transition
- Anne Borgendale’s plans for local grass-fed organic cheese from Northland Prairie’s dairy.
- Mike Jorgenson’s perspective on waterway buffer strip compliance.
- Kathy Draeger on the new Farm-to-Grocery to Warehouse initiative
Bring your favorite bread dough ready for the oven or something for the potluck and ideas you’d like to share or learn through our farmer network. Jam session will likely follow.
2016 Western Chapter Annual Meeting
SFA Western Chapter hosted its Annual Meeting along with a “Bread Mixer” event April 16 at the Milan Community Center, 408 N 4th St, Milan.
Attendees brought your dough ready for the ovens and/or sandwich fixings to bake bread together. Discussion focused on local ingredients and recipes as well as chapter business. Bring your instrument or voice for a jam session.
Western Chapter Spring Get-Together
All are welcome for an evening of camaraderie, good food, farm research, music, and fire!
No membership, prior farming experience, or registration required; please just bring your excitement to make new friends and a potluck dish to share!
Feasting will begin with a POTLUCK at 5:30 sharp. Please bring a dish to share. We have water, coffee, and apple juice on tap, plus tables, chairs, dishes, and recycling for this zero waste event.
When we can eat no more, we will board a hay rack or two for a farm tour, during which time we will hear from Dr. Margaret Kuchenruether and Dr. Sharon Weyers, two amazing doctors who have conducted research at Prairie Horizons Farm since 2008.
After mixing it up with food and research, it’s time to kick back for a musical jam and bonfire, with thirsts quenched by whatever beverages you have stocked in your cooler in anticipation of this joyous gathering.