Does Regenerative Agriculture Work here? Farmers to Discuss in SW Minn.
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren (Brandt, SD) along with Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz (Redwood Falls, MN) will visit the Lincoln County VFW in Ivanhoe from 9 AM to noon on March 10 to share their experiences with regenerative agriculture in the region and to talk with local producers.
Dr. Lundgren is an agroecologist, director of ECDYSIS Foundation, and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm. He received his PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 2004, and was a top scientist with USDA-ARS for 11 years. One of his priorities is to make science applicable to end-users, and he regularly interacts with the public and farmers regarding pest and farm management and insect biology.
Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz run Stoney Creek Farm along the bluff of the Minnesota River. Over the past 20 years, they have converted a conventional crop and cow/calf operation into a multi-enterprise regenerative family business. Their crops have changed from a corn and soybean rotation to at least a three-crop rotation, with cover crops incorporated whenever and wherever possible in their 100% no-till cropping system. Their overall goal is to heal the land, create a successful and enjoyable multi-generational family business, and ensure that future generations have a beautiful legacy to carry on the family farm.
The event agenda:
9:00am Doors Open / Networking
9:30 - 10:30am Dr. John Lundgren
10:30 - 11:30am Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz
11:30 - 12:00pm Farmer Panel
Registration is free and a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast will be provided by Redwood River Farms along with coffee and water. Registration is free, and can be found at www.sfa-mn.org/soil.
Address: Lincoln County VFW, 116 Saxon St, Ivanhoe, MN 56142
This event is hosted in partnership between the Sustainable Farming Association and the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition and is sponsored in part by Millborn Seeds, Redwood River Farms, and the Coteau Ridge Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association.