Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published Dec. 11, 2020

Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming. Submit your event at by noon on Tuesday.

Round hay bales in a field


2020 Soil Health Summit: Dec. 15-16. The annual University of Minnesota Soil Health Summit will be held in an online format because of COVID-19. The statewide conference on conservation tillage features applied science information from the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State University and Manitoba Agriculture, as well as farmers with direct experience in no-till and reduced tillage methods and cover crops. The cost of the event is $50; however, scholarships are available from most county Soil and Water Conservation Districts as well as the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. More information about the 2020 Soil Health Summit, including how to register, can be found at the University of Minnesota Extension webpage on the 2020 Soil Management Summit .

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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