The Pride of the Prairie Market Basket is comprised of farmers working
to build the Pride of the Prairie as a marketing entity. For meeting notes
and other pertinent information, click here.
Our listserv, a component of Farm Beginnings, gives beginning and
experienced farmers from different peer groups (i.e. vegetable, swine) an
opportunity to chat, share advice and search an archive of previous conversations.
To learn more, visit http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/listinfo/lsp_farm_beginnings/.
We want to be able to give you a heads up about
events that will be featuring local foods so that you will have more opportunities
to market and serve your products to the community.
Take advantage of the opportunities for further training and skill-building
which are offered by Pride of the Prairie and other partner organizations.
Upcoming opportunities include:
Are you interested in starting a farm business? Or are you currently farming,
but interested in changing the focus of your operation? Farm
Beginnings gives you the opportunity to develop goals that reflect your
values, while also connecting with and learning from some of the area’s
most innovative and successful farmers, local entrepreneurs, and other beginning
farmers. There are 10 class sessions, followed by an on-farm education component
including farm tours and one-on-one mentoring.
The course fee covers the 34 hours of class time, on-farm education including
farm tours, one-on-one mentoring, course supplies and an application for
a no-interest livestock loan.
For more information or application materials contact Amy by calling
(320)269-2105 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local farmers markets are a good opportunity to sell your products
along with meeting people from your community. Find out how
to get involved with the farmers market in your area.