Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published June 27, 2020

Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming.

Round hay bales in a field


Partners in Ag Innovation Conference: July 30, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., virtual live stream, free for ag producers and agribusiness professionals. The MinnWest Technology Campus and the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission are joining forces to co-host the virtual conference. When launched 10 years ago, the conference focused on animal science startups and evolved to a broader focus on agriculture and animal science. This year's virtual conference will focus on coming together as an industry and community and promoting the region as a vibrant agriculture cluster. Listen to the sessions and ask questions of the speakers. Detailed list of speakers and free registration available on the website .

Farm Beginnings: Sept. 1 is the deadline for applications for the Farm Beginnings class that starts in October. The 12-month training session helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. More information and registration is on the Land Stewardship Project website at or email Annelie Livingston-Anderson at .


Horticulture Night: July 30, 5 p.m., University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be online and include virtual tours of the garden and hands-on demonstrations from the backyards of horticulture experts. They will start at 5 p.m. and may be accessed online in the weeks following. Websites will be announced closer to the night.

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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