Integrating grazing animals and forest management, or silvopasture, can be beneficial both for environmental conservation and as a farm income generator. Learn the principals of this managed intensive grazing system and hear from farmers utilizing these principles as the Sustainable Farming Association hosts Silvopasture Field Training workshops this week. The dates are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunup Ranch in Brainerd, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tom Hunter farm in Wabasha.
These events will take place outside with social distancing guidelines in effect; space is limited to 20 people per site due to Minnesota COVID-19 guidelines. Preregistration is required, free for current SFA members and $40 for nonmembers; scholarships are available for agricultural professionals. Register and learn more at www.sfa-mn.org/soil.