218-346-4260, Ext. 101
Location: Larry Heitkamp's Yellow Rose Organic Farm near Sebeka, MN and the Kent Solberg farm near Verndale
The Sustainable Farming Association is hosting a Cover Crop Field Day as part of its Keep Cattle in Minnesota project from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on November 1, 2014, in the Sebeka/Verndale area. The event is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required.
During the field Day, attendees will review two fields that were planted to complex cover-crop mixes. Cattle will likely be utilizing at least one of these fields the day of the tour. There also will be a soil pit in the second field to view cover crop root action and growth.
The tour begins at Larry Heitkamp's Yellow Rose Organic Farm on County Road 12, 7 miles east of US 71 in Sebeka. Watch for the SFA signs.
After the program, the group will caravan to the second stp, Kent and Linda Solberg farm, 18618 Co. Rd. 23, Verndale, MN.
The Keep Cattle in MN project is funded in part by the MDA Sustainable Ag and Energy Grant and NRCS.
The GLCA in the past four years has organized a video conference to further the promotion of healthy soils, pasture and good grasslands as major component of a viable farming and grazing operation.
This years video conference “Grass Bred and Fed” is scheduled for December 12, 2014.
We plan to have sites all around Minnesota, in Lamberton, Morris, Staples, Crookston, Pine City, and Rochester. The keynote speakers will be Todd Churchill, Thousand Hills Cattle Co.; Brad Heins of the University of Minn, Morris; and North Star Bison of Wis.
The afternoon program will include a panel with area grazers sharing about their experience's and operation. Carmelita Nelson of the DNR and Kelly Anderson of MDA will give an update on the use of insecticides while grazing on public land in Minnesota.
Fees: $25 for MN GLCA members.
Non-Members may register for $45 and receive admission as well as 1 year membership.
Spouses and Students $25.
After December 1st & at the door, registration will be $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Spouses and Students $25.
Lunch is included with registration but seating is limited at each site; only pre-registered participants will have guaranteed seats. Walk-ins may be standing room only.