Get back to your roots at two SFA conferences

Yes, the temperatures have been FRIGID this month, so, what better time to start thinking about crop and livestock production, seed saving, soil health, and other warm-season topics than now, right?

Well, our friends at Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota (SFA) have two informative conferences coming up that will give you ample time to talk about planting and harvesting, even though winter is still howling outside your door.

 SFA’s annual conference, “Back to Our Roots,” is set for Feb. 8 at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. Cost is $55 for members, $65 for non-members.

 In addition, SFA’s Midwest Soil Health Summit is Feb. 19-20 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. The Summit’s featured speaker is Gabe Brown, a pioneer in diverse cover cropping, who has used no-till techniques for two decades at his Brown’s Ranch in Burleigh County, North Dakota. Cost for the two-day conference is $100 for SFA members and $150 for non-members. For more information, visit

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