Farmer-Led Council Events:
The Farmer-Led Council typically holds four meetings a year in December/January, March, July,and September. 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 13, 2018
Farmer-Led Council Meeting
Spring Lake Town Hall
Lunch will be served.
RSVP to email@example.com or 952-447-9808.
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. However, this list is merely suggestions not all events on this list may be eligible.
Sustainable Farming Association Conference. February 10, 2018
8:30 am-5 pm. College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education.
Midwest Soil Health Summit. February 14-15, 2018
Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls.
The Sustainable Farming Association’s Midwest Soil Health Summit is a great place for both advanced and basic soil health training. Learn more about how to build the soil on your fields and keep it fertile and healthy for your crops.
Cover Crop Workshop. March 15, 2018
Cover crop expert, Gabe Brown, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming Cover Crop workshop in Le Center. He will discuss how Cover Crops can add profitability, reduce input costs and keep nutrients on your land. Jerry Ackermann of southwestern MN will speak on his 19 year journey from Conventional Tillage to No-Till/Strip Till to Cover Crops on his 1200 acres.
The workshop is happening on Thursday, March 15th at the American Legion in Le Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided, so registration is requested. More information and registration can be found here or by calling the Scott SWCD office at 952-492-5425.
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.