If you're involved with livestock, you know how important fencing is. Minnesota's Sustainable Farming Association is hosting four in-person workshops this fall to help livestock products get better at the job, particularly in integrating soil health and livestock.
The four workshops, all part of the association's ongoing Dirt rich series, will be lead by Kent Solberg, senior technical advisor and an accompanying association staff-farmer host. Each event will be limited to 10 participants who will follow social distancing guidelines; masks will be encouraged and available at the door. Registration is free for current SFA members and $40 and nonmembers.
Here are the workshops:
Aug. 20 – "Temporary Fence Tips & Tricks for Managed Grazing," 1-4 p.m., Walter Organic Family Farm, 11034 110th St, Villard.
Sept. 15 – "Temporary Fence Techniques for Managing Silvopasture," 1-4 p.m., Early Boots Farm, 20232 Balsam Dr, Sauk Centre.
Oct. 13 – "Fence Options for Grazing Cover Crops and Corn Residue," 1-4 p.m., Voss Family Farm, 27725 Business 23 E, Paynesville.
Oct. 29 – "Fence Options for Grazing Cover Crops & Corn Residue," 9 a.m.-noon, Dry Creek Red Angus, 23008 350th St, Goodhue.
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota describes its mission as the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration and education.