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By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

In Extension we often talk about the meeting season being January and February. This year there are a number of exciting education events that will be continue the meeting season on into March and April. I wanted to alert everyone to save these dates! I’ll provide more detailed information closer to the actual events.

•March 7- 2013 Farm to Cafeteria Workshop

Regional Farm to Cafeteria workshop to strengthen relationships between growers and institutional buyers. The Southeast Minnesota workshop will be held March 7, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel, 1517 16th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902. The registration deadline is March 1. The cost is $20 which includes a meal.

For more information and to register go to http://www.extension.umn.edu/farm-to-school/farm-to-cafeteria-workshops/ or contact Jan Joannides, joann001@umn.edu, 612-251-7304.

•March 21- Forages 4 U Workshop

The University of Minnesota Extension Forage Workshop is designed to address key management issues relating to forage production across Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Dr. Dan Undersander from the University of Wisconsin as the keynote speaker for the Forage 4 U Workshop.

The event will be held Thursday, March 21; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, with 9:30 am registration at Lynndyn Bridge Restaurant, Rushford with a cost of $25 per participant.

Pre-registration for meal count by March 14 with Jerry Tesmer, 507-765-3896, tesme001@umn.edu

•April 6 – “Gardening We Dig It”

The Houston County Master Gardeners with Caledonia Area Community Education will hold their 3rd Annual Gardening Workshop on Saturday, April 6, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Caledonia Middle and High School. With early registration, the meal is guaranteed. Register by March 3 with Cindy Frank, 507-725-5139 cindy_frank@cps.k12.mn.us

•April 13- Multiple Practices Conservation Tour

Tour local farms in the Whitewater and Rush Pine watershed area on Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch will be provided). Meet at St Charles City Hall to board a bus, and tour local farms. Cost is $10/participant, for registration and other details: whitewaterwatershed@gmail.com

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