Sustainable farming conference planned

posted Jan. 9, 2018 7:19 a.m. (CDT)
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The 2018 Sustainable Farming Association annual conference will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

Planned session topics include “Soil Health for Small Acreage”; Deep Winter Greenhouses: How Do They Fit in a Sustainable Farming System?”; “Livestock Health: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate”; “Telling Your Story to Sell Your Product”; “Do I Really Need a Permit for a Potluck?”; “Growing and Marketing Premium Minnesota Garlic”; “Benefits of Grazing Public Lands: Ecological, Potential, Practicality”; “A Tale of Two Farm Transitions”; “Integrating Solar Energy Into Your Farm”; and “FSA Programs for Small Farms and Women Producers.

Additional sessions are planned, as well as a Spotlight on Sponsors lunch, social with local food and drink a full trade show and more. A pre-conference event, “Meet Your Farmers and Foodies Social and Jam Session,” will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Minnesota Street Market in St. Joseph.

Early-bird registration is $60 through Jan. 31 for SFA members. Children ages 3-12 may enroll in Veggie Buds food-centric educational programming for $10. For more information or to register, visit​conference or email

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