Reminder – Seed School

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.

Seed School

Seed School

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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP)

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.

Great Lakes Region Monthly Update Conference Call

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

  1. Introductions
  2. Food Sovereignty Summit
  3. Intertribal Maple Syrup Producers Co-op
  4. USDA Farm to School Grant
  5. Mobile Farmers Market 2014 Schedule
  6. Discussion and individual updates