By Haely Leiding
University of Minnesota
The second series of Farmer Roundtables was hosted May 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.
Houston County Economic Development Authority (EDA), Spring Grove EDA, Trinity Lutheran Church, and University of Minnesota- Extension have teamed up to host an opportunity for farmers in the area. Farmers of all types — young, old, organic, grazers, or conventional — are welcome to talk about mental health, opportunities to add income to the farm, or just to grow a sense of community in the Houston County area.
The conversation at the first roundtable led Pastor Elizabeth Hermeier of Trinity Lutheran Church, to create a booklet titled “Ideas and Resources for Farmers.” This booklet contains links and ideas for agricultural opportunities for people to take home.
Past attendees of the farmer roundtables are excited to attend upcoming events to see what else they can learn. The crowd created a list of information they wished to gain from future conversations including bringing in outside educators and speakers.
If you are interested in learning more about these farmer roundtables or want to get invited to the next event, feel free to reach out to University of Minnesota- Extension Educator, Michael Cruse at (507) 725-5807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.