Connection Events

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Field Day Event

Come out and learn about sheep! Lunch will be provided at this event and it will be coordinated by fellow FFP members who will also be at this event. Nathan Koester will showcase his organic sheep grazing operation in partnership with small grain & no-till bean production. Dennis Bush and Will Keast will share their rain simulation results from Nathan's field. Locally-sourced meal including beef burgers provided by Greg Thoren.

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Barlow Farms Field Day

his event will showcase three different conservation practices on one property including; field borders, wetland restoration, and established prairie planting. There will be biologists from Pheasants Forever speaking on each topic along with NRCS and FSA agency staff and the landowners. Come join us for an afternoon of learning and connecting.

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Good Idea Shop Talks

This free, virtual meet-up series is for row crop and livestock producers who want to exchange ideas and advice for troubleshooting on-farm challenges related to improving soil and water resources. The Shop Talks are intended for producers in the following states of the Mississippi River Basin: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. But we welcome producers from other states.

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River Ecology Unit

Join us to explore the ecological benefits and challenges of dam removal and modification. This workshop covers the impacts of dams on stream health, design options, and case studies from initial planning to construction. Discussions include community engagement, funding, permitting, and fisheries management. The event features organized conversations and an afternoon bus tour of local projects. Cost: $400, August 12-14, 2024 in Fergus Falls, MN

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8/19/24 – 8/21/24

Fishers & Farmers Workshop for Watershed Leaders

Fishers & Farmers workshops connect farmers, landowners, and collaborators with others who are working for sustainable farms, streams and communities in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. At our interactive, no-lecture, professionally-facilitated events participants hear new perspectives, ask questions that matter, host conversations, tell stories of challenge and success, reflect, and identify their own next steps. It is a rich, practical way to learn.

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Solar Farm Webinar

Please join us for a virtual webinar on Wednesday, August 28 from 12-1pm to learn more about how to support solar energy in Wisconsin! This informational session will review how to submit a public comment on a proposed solar project through the Public Service Commission website, tips for writing a compelling op-ed in your local paper, what the data shows about sharing information on social media, and more.

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