The Minnesota Department of Agriculture along with the Sustainable Farming Association and other partners are working together to bring Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit workshops to Minnesota in December. Pratt’s workshop, “The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit” will teach producers to run their operation as a business instead of a low-paying, physically demanding job. Those workshops will run December 11 at the American Legion in Redwood Falls; December 13 at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls; and December 14 at the Rich Event Center in Floodwood.

A separate workshop, “Cattlemen vs. Grassmen: The Ins and Outs of Cell Grazing” will be held in Staples on December 12 at Central Lakes College. This workshop will explain why successful cattlemen are “grassmen” first. Attendees will learn how to work with, rather than against, nature in their operation.

All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and cost $45 (lunch included). Due to limited space at many of the locations, pre-registration is strongly recommended at


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