South Central Sustainable Farm Association - Festival of Farms
Join us and like-minded farmers and producers to celebrate a day of sustainable farming! The South Central Chapter of is a chapter of SFA-MN (Sustainable Farm Association-MN) devoted to promoting sustainable alternatives for agriculture.
We are again having our Annual Festival of Farms on July 14th. This year the tours will hosted by 2 of Austin Area's sustainable farms - MyBackAchers and Cedar River Horse Logging.
The South Central Chapter is hosting an Alternative farm day from MyBackAchers.com and Cedar River Horse Logging, at 50277 130th St, Lyle.
This year we have something for everyone! Starting at 10 a.m., the farms will be hosting daylong demonstrations of alternative energy on the farm including hydroelectric power from a small creek, draft horse logging and wood efficiency.
Also, as an alternative livestock, experts will have a demonstration on raising freshwater lobster and shrimp-size crayfish.
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Other events include a discussion of wind power, alcohol as a fuel discussion and handouts. Alternative crops for bio-fuels and demo of Fodder-Feeding system for low energy and reduced feed costs.
Lunch will be served and a donation is requested.
Limited Space is Available so call to make your reservation by July 7th: 507.589.5256 This event is free to SFA members. This is a rain or shine event – please dress for the weather.
For more information about South Central Chapter, please visit SFA- MN.org and click on Events or find us on FaceBook (search: South Central SFA-MN)
Directions to the farms: Take 105 south out of Austin MN and stay on it until you get to River Bend Camp Ground. 130th St is just south of the campground. Go down 130th St. till you see the yellow barn. Parking is in the field.