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Upper Midwest CRAFT Field Days

The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly of Transitioning to a Grass-Based System. Riemer Family Farms, Sunday 9/10
Riemer Family Farms specializes in pasture-raised, naturally grown beef cattle, Berkshire pigs, chickens, laying hens, and turkeys. Learn how to successfully transition your livestock to a grass-based system from a feed-based system.
Fall Biodynamic Preparations. Zinniker Family Farm, Saturday 9/30
The Zinniker family farm was established in 1943 and is the longest-running biodynamic farm in the United States. This a great opportunity to experience hands-on learning and make biodynamic preparations. We will fill and stuff several different preparations and bury them in the soil. Be ready to get dirty! Potluck at the farm after. No RSVP is necessary.
Agritourism. Kinnikinnick Farm, Tuesday 10/3
David Cleverdon has been farming on Kinnikinnick Farm since 1994 and not only produces certified organic fruits, vegetables, chickens, and goats, but also runs a highly successful seasonal farm stay program. Participants will have the opportunity to see his canvas tents in action, help with the daily farm chores, and learn about balancing the management of a successful organic farm with the many rewards of running an agritourism business. Wood fired pizzas after! Space is limited.
Farm Business Transitions. Liberty Prairie Foundation, Tuesday 10/17
Are you at a turning point with your farm business? Join us to explore the many facets of farm business transition and how to make them work for you!
Quality of Life. Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, Sunday 11/12
Join the discussion on how to maintain a balanced life all while juggling farming, family, and your other passions! The day will begin with farm tour before transitioning to the taproom for a potluck and a roundtable discussion exploring examples of farmers running into difficulties and overcoming obstacles in balancing their non-work life with their work-life.