ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension and Sustainable Farming Association, Crow River Chapter, will co-host a farmer-to-farmer gathering for fruit and vegetable growers. Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9:00 – 2:00 at the Dassel Area Historical Society. Register today at z.umn.edu/FruitAndVegRetreats.
This event will serve as an opportunity for fruit and vegetable growers to connect in an informal space. Goals include reflecting on the 2019 season, sharing insights and new ideas, learning about ongoing research in fruit and vegetables, and building future collaborations.
The agenda includes:
- Welcome, coffee and snacks, informal networking
- A series of facilitated world café discussions
- Peer consultation on ideas and goals for 2020
- Fruit & vegetable research updates
This event will be held in conjunction with the Crow River SFA annual gathering, but you do not need to be a member to attend this informal gathering. The meeting will also include a separate track for livestock producers in an effort to support all small farmers.
This free event will run from 9:00am – 2:00pm on March 14th and will include a potluck lunch. Translation can be provided if requested. Location: Dassel Area Historical Society, 901 1st street S, Dassel MN 55325. Additional locations include St. Peter on February 12 and Floodwood on February 14. Registration is available for all three locations at z.umn.edu/FruitAndVegRetreats.
If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Extension Educator Natalie Hoidal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents in Stearns, Benton or Morrison Counties can also reach out to your Local Extension Educator, Katie Drewitz, at email@example.com or 320-255-6169 ext. 1 for additional information.
— Katie Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension
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