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Sustainable Farmers 'Blazing Trails' Across Central Minnesota
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/15/2020

"Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association. Three workshops will be offered in central Minnesota on Jan. 27, Jan. 28 and Feb. 5.

This workshop will offer insight into the world of food regulations. It is a chance for anyone with a passion for local farms and local food but is confused or intimidated by food regulations. This program is designed to be valuable to a wide range of people working in local foods markets; farmers, chefs, and business owners are a few of the expected professions of the attendees.

The Central Minnesota Blazing Trails event will be held on Jan. 27 in Sartell from 1 to 5 p.m., Jan. 28 in Cold Spring from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Feb. 5 in Little Falls from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required: z.umn.edu/centralmnblazingtrails.

This event is hosted by University of Minnesota Extension. For more information on the Blazing Trails project visit: www.misa.umn.edu/resources/blazing-trails. Please contact Katie Drewitz, Local Extension Educator for Horticulture, Small Farms and Local Foods in Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties with any questions or if you need registration assistance. Katie can be reached at wins0115@umn.edu or 320-255-6169 ext. 1.

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