Explore new options for your land that can earn you money without creating erosion or impacting water resources. We'll talk about perennial crops, conservation grazing, and resources available for Washington County landowners.
Register online at: tinyurl.com/2019farming
Speakers & Topics:
PERENNIAL CROPS, DIVERSIFIED ORCHARDS AND THE BOTTOM-LINE BENEFITS FOR YOU
-----Pete Widin, Artisan Environments
Pete is founder and owner of Artisan Environments, LLC and the creator of the Professional Permaculture Designer online course. He works with property owners to find tangible solutions to problems such as erosion, poor drainage, and making an income from marginal lands.
INTRO TO CONSERVATION GRAZING
-----Kent Solberg, MN Sustainable Farming Association
Since 2003, Kent and his wife, Linda, have raised dairy and beef cattle, hogs, and chickens on their homestead in Wing River Township, Wadena County. He works as a Livestock & Grazing Specialist with the MN Sustainable Farming Association.
DEVELOPING A CONSERVATION PLAN FOR YOUR PROPERTY AND EXPLORING RESOURCES TO GET STARTED
-----Mary Jo Youngbauer, Lower St. Croix Watershed Conservation Planner
Mary Jo grew up in the Lower St. Croix watershed and is a certified Conservation Planner through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. She works with rural landowners in Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Pine and Washington Counties.
Workshop hosted by the Washington Conservation District and the East Metro Water Resources Education Program.
For more info, contact Angie Hong: 651-330-8220 x.35 or email@example.com