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Friday, February 5, 2016

Living on the Land Workshop Series for Managing Your Rural Property or Small Farm

Do you dream of owning acreage in the country? Do you have an existing farm that is in need of a plan and strategies for the best possible results? The Living on the Land Workshop Series, offered by University of Minnesota Extension, will equip you with the education and resources to be successful.

The eight-week course is designed to provide rural landowners with information and resources to enable them to be good stewards of their land. The course will begin with goal-setting and individual property inventory, then address soil, plant, water and animal management basics.

The Living on the Land curriculum addresses a growing need for information regarding small acreages. The series incorporates knowledge and experience from a team of instructors to address topics including: what do you have and what do you want, what you can do with your land, protecting water quality, what to do about weeds, pasture management, getting down and dirty with soils, and caring for and managing your animals. The series also includes a farm tour.

The series will be taught by Extension educators and other subject matter experts at the Rogers Community Room, Rogers, MN, and the State Bank of New Prague, New Prague, MN. The series will be held 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in Rogers (Feb 24-April 13) and Tuesday evenings in New Prague (March 15-May 3). Light meals are provided at each session.

Early registration is $199 until Monday, February 22 for Rogers and Monday, March 14 for New Prague. All registrations received after those dates will be $209. Each registration is valid for up to two people representing a single farm who will share materials. For example, a husband and wife team or two siblings may attend together. Benefits include useful educational publications, an educational farm tour, soil test kit, a site visit/consultation from a University of Minnesota Extension educator in your area, as well as the tools to help you succeed with your goals and dreams on your country acreage.

For more information, please contact:

For Rogers:
Rod Greder at 763-682-7381, gred0014@umn.edu, or Karl Hakanson, 612-624-7948, khakanso@umn.edu

For New Prague:
Contact Abby Neu, 952-492-5386, neux0012@umn.edu or Karen Anderson, 507-332-6165, ande9495@umn.edu

Register today!

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