workshops and events

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  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 03:30 PM
    Eden Prairie Public Library in Eden Prairie, MN

    Women Caring For the Land: Conservation Conversations - Twin Cities West

    Women in Ag

     

    Women Caring for the Land: Conservation Conversations - Twin Cities West
    The July date has been postponed. Email Grace@rtcinfo.org for more information or RSVP for one of our other
    dates:

    Twin Cities East - Tues, August 14th, 3:30-6PM - click here to RSVP!
    MN Farmers Union - 305 Roselawn Ave E #200, St Paul, MN 55117
     
    Rochester - Weds, August 15th,  3:30-6PM - click here to RSVP!
    Rochester Area Foundation - 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901

     

    Do you own, did you inherit, or do you manage over 40 acres of farmland? Would you like to beup-to-date on best practices for caring for your land and protecting your investment? If your answer is“yes," please join us for a conversation with other women who own or manage farmland.

    Why Attend: Much has changed in terms of agriculture and how we think about and manage the land. Learn about new and upgraded conservation practices that not only improve and sustain the soil and other natural resources, but that positively impact your bottom line! Learn about working with renters or management companies, and how to incorporate conservation into your lease agreements. Meet women professionals from agricultural and conservation agencies who will share information and resources—and answer your questions.

     

  • Friday, August 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM through August 06, 2018
    Monroe and Brodhead, Wisconsin

    Soil Sisters Tour

    Soil Sisters Farm Tour: A Celebration of Wisconsin Farms and Rural Life. For three days and with five unique components and involving more than twenty farms, the jam-packed SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin's family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead, Wisconsin, over the first weekend of August 2018.

    From heirloom tomatoes to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef, the farmers and artisan food producers share a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer's bounty.  Choose from a variety of activities including “Farm-to-Table Dinner at Dorothy’s Range and Pizza on the Farm at Inn Serendipity, plus area restaurants featuring "locavore" specials throughout the weekend.

    Starting on August 3rd and running through August 5th, 2018, SOIL SISTERS offers an immersive farming and culinary experience, led by women -- the soil sisters -- committed to a healthy, fresh product or farm-made, artisanal food products and other items.  Some of these soil sisters are assisted by their husbands (aka "brothers") and/or their family.

    Wear your sun hat, pull on your farmboots or overalls, and kick back for a relaxing time on one, or all, of the farms.  And come hungry for some farm-to-table feasts.

     

    Links:
    Workshop and culinary event registrations NOW OPEN on Brown Paper:

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Squash Blossom Farm in Oronoco, MN

    Minnesota On-Farm Foodservice Field Day at Squash Blossom Farm

    Come and Get It

     

    Are you a farmer curious about potentially diversifying into on-farm food service such as farm-to-table dinners or a pizza farm? While public enthusiasm for culinary agritourism is increasing, the logistics and licensing of such an operation can be challenging daunting and expensive. Come and Get It: What You Need to Know to Serve Food on Your Farm, supports farmers exploring such potential ventures with information, training and support. Register below!

     

    Each session showcases a successful story of how farms can diversify into food ventures, including:

    -Detailed “behind the scenes” farm and pizza operation tour
    -Informational sessions on business start-up, licensing and marketing
    -Tasting lunch
    -Plenty of Q&A time
    -Cross-pollination opportunity with other farmers interested in similar ventures

    Cost is $35; $15 for an additional person from the same business.  Pre-registration required. Registration includes a printed copy of the “Come & Get It” manual, lunch and hands-on instruction.

    On-Farm Foodservice Field Day

    Monday, August 13th, 2018 - 10 am to 2 pm
    Squash Blossom Farm
    Host farmers: Susan Waughtal & Roger Nelson
    Oronoco, Minnesota (1 hour southeast of Minneapolis)

    Type of operation:  Weekly wood-fired pizzas on Sunday afternoons along with baked goods and catered events. Live music and other on-farm events throughout the season with food components.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 03:30 PM
    Minnesota Farmers Union in St Paul, MN

    Women Caring For the Land: Conservation Conversations - Twin Cities East

    Women in Ag

    Do you own, did you inherit, or do you manage over 40 acres of farmland? Would you like to beup-to-date on best practices for caring for your land and protecting your investment? If your answer is“yes," please join us for a conversation with other women who own or manage farmland.

    Women Caring for the Land: Conservation Conversations - Twin Cities East
    Tuesday, August 14th, 3:30-6:00PM - scroll down to RSVP
    Location: MN Farmers Union - 305 Roselawn Ave E #200, St Paul, MN 55117
    Light refreshments will be served

    Why Attend: Much has changed in terms of agriculture and how we think about and manage the land. Learn about new and upgraded conservation practices that not only improve and sustain the soil and other natural resources, but that positively impact your bottom line! Learn about working with renters or management companies, and how to incorporate conservation into your lease agreements. Meet women professionals from agricultural and conservation agencies who will share information and resources—and answer your questions.

    Space is limited! Please RSVP Below:

    Or call Grace612-520-1675

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 03:30 PM
    Rochester Area Foundation in Rochester, MN

    Women Caring For the Land: Conservation Conversations - Rochester, MN

    Women in Ag

    Do you own, did you inherit, or do you manage over 40 acres of farmland? Would you like to beup-to-date on best practices for caring for your land and protecting your investment? If your answer is“yes," please join us for a conversation with other women who own or manage farmland.

    Women Caring for the Land: Conservation Conversations - Rochester, MN
    Wednesday, August 15th,  3:30-6:00PM  - scroll down to RSVP
    Location: Rochester Area Foundation - 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
    Light refreshments will be served

    Why Attend: Much has changed in terms of agriculture and how we think about and manage the land. Learn about new and upgraded conservation practices that not only improve and sustain the soil and other natural resources, but that positively impact your bottom line! Learn about working with renters or management companies, and how to incorporate conservation into your lease agreements. Meet women professionals from agricultural and conservation agencies who will share information and resources—and answer your questions.

    Space is limited! Please RSVP Below:

    Or call Grace612-520-1675

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Campo Di Bella in Mt Horeb, WI

    Wisconsin On-Farm Foodservice Field Day at Campo Di Bella

    Come and Get It

     

    Are you a farmer curious about potentially diversifying into on-farm food service such as farm-to-table dinners or a pizza farm? While public enthusiasm for culinary agritourism is increasing, the logistics and licensing of such an operation can be challenging daunting and expensive. Come and Get It: What You Need to Know to Serve Food on Your Farm, supports farmers exploring such potential ventures with information, training and support. Register below!

    Each session showcases a successful story of how farms can diversify into food ventures, including:

    -Detailed “behind the scenes” farm and pizza operation tour
    -Informational sessions on business start-up, licensing and marketing
    -Tasting lunch
    -Plenty of Q&A time
    -Cross-pollination opportunity with other farmers interested in similar ventures

    Cost is $35; $15 for an additional person from the same business.  Pre-registration required. Registration includes a printed copy of the “Come & Get It” manual, lunch and hands-on instruction.

    On-Farm Foodservice Field Day

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10 am to 2 pm
    Campo di Bella
    Host farmers: Mary Ann & Marc Bellazzini
    Mount Horeb, Wisconsin (30 minutes west of Madison)

    Type of operation:  On-farm winery and full kitchen features full meals, wine bar and catered events. Italian-inspired meals feature heritage pork, lamb and vegetables grown on the farm