There are still spots left in the Seed Keepers School from May 11-16 at Shakopee, but they are filling fast, so please register soon if you are planning to attend. Lodging is available free in tipis and at a reduced rate in the Mystic Lake Hotel. This training event is a tremendous opportunity to learning and network-building opportunity.
USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) is accepting requesting grant applications until June 12th, 2014. Approximately $19 million in funding is available for efforts aimed at education, training, outreach, and mentoring of new and beginning farmers.
2:00pm central time, Wednesday, April 9th will be our monthly update conference call. Call in number is 866-614-2162 and the code is 987 114 7244. These call will take place the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm using the same phone number and access code. Please feel free to spread the word. We’re planning to give everyone who is interested up to 2 minutes to give your own update.
April 9th Agenda
- Food Sovereignty Summit
- Intertribal Maple Syrup Producers Co-op
- USDA Farm to School Grant
- Mobile Farmers Market 2014 Schedule
- Discussion and individual updates