Farmer-Led Council Meetings:
The Farmer-Led Council typically holds four meetings a year. If you would like to be added the mailing list for these meetings, please contact us at (952) 447-4166. The next FLC Meeting will be held on:
MARCH 26, 2020
Farmer-Led Council Meeting
St. Patrick’s Tavern & Restuarant
Lunch will be served.
RSVP to email@example.com or 952-447-9808.
Topics & Special Guest for March 26 Meeting:
- Guest Speaker: Andy Linder
- Cover Crop Initiative: Strategically targeting fields for cover crops; discussing best implementation strategies.
- Lake Friendly-Farm: A locally-based program that publicly recognizes and celebrates farmers in the watershed that are doing their part to keep our lakes healthy.
- No-Till Incentive Program: Discuss program and how to promote.
Upcoming Agricultural Events:
The following is a compilation of workshops, seminars, conferences and other events related to agriculture, the environment and water quality which might be of interest.
Note: Any farmers interested in attending an event, conference or workshop which has an a registration fee may be able to be reimbursed by the District. You must own land in the PLSL watershed district boundaries and the event must be related to water quality (or issues that affect water quality, such as soil health). Please contact Maggie (952-447-9808 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at the watershed to determine if an event is eligible for reimbursement; events not on this list may still be eligible. This list is merely suggestions, not all events on this list may be eligible.
|December 17 & 18||Conservation Tillage Conference
Holiday Inn in St Cloud, MN
More info at: extension.umn.edu
|January 24 & 25||Emerging Farm Conference
St Paul, MN
More info at: mnfoodassociation.org
|Lake Friendly Farm Event
VFW in Prior Lake, MN
See events page at: plslwd.org/lakefriendlyfarm
RSVP to 952-447-9808 or email@example.com
9am – 3pm
Growing Healthy Soils Event
Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, MN
See events page at: plslwd.org/flc/growinghealthysoils
The Discovery Farms programs of Wisconsin and Minnesota have launched an online farmer-only discussion forum. The WaterWay Network is a password-protected, online platform exclusively for farmers, crop consultants, and hand-picked experts. It will discuss cover crops, nutrient management, soil health, and water quality. Farmers and crop consultants will provide the applied knowledge and experience, while Discovery Farms and University experts will bring science to the discussion. If you are a farmer or crop consultant, register for an account today and get your questions answered at www.waterwaynetwork.org. There is no fee to participate.