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Ponder the above question at the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan 21, 2012. Or, come for the soup and bread (sounds like it’ll be a steaming-bowl-of-soup-type of day).

Noon – 4:45pm

With Keynote: Gary Zimmer, “Feed the World”

LOCATION:

Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave, Duluth, MN 55805.

INVITATION:

All are welcome to participate in educational workshops and enjoy a local foods dinner of hearty winter soups and homemade bread.

ITINERARY, WORKSHOP, AND COST DETAILS:

Noon — Welcome and Registration.  Visit display tables.  Renew your membership.

Cost: $10.  $5 for SFA members.  Kids under 10 free.  Meal ticket an additional $5.

12:30 – Workshops (concurrent)

1. Interpreting Soil Test Results for Organic Soil Management – Allen Philo, Midwestern BioAg.

We have different soil labs, different opinions, different approaches. What common ground can we find? How can we use these tests effectively? Dividing out soil correction from crop fertilizer sure helps understand and simplify a fertility program. Learn and discuss a logical approach to nutrient management on farms from grazing to intensive vegetable farming.

2.Making Local Food Accessible Across the Income Spectrum – Jane Jewett, MISA.On-farm SNAP/EBT acceptance.    CSAs: SNAP/EBT and other options. Farmers’ Markets: WIC-FMNP and Senior FMNP vouchers, “Market Bucks”, other incentive programs, SNAP/EBT.    Food rescue:  gleaning operations, food shelves.    Examples of a variety of efforts happening across the country.

1:30 — Local Foods Dinner.   BYO soup bowl if you can.

2:30 — Business Meeting  (Elections, Budget, Discussions)

3:15 — Keynote Speaker Gary Zimmer “Feed the World” Starting with your local community… with nutrient rich, clean, high yielding crops. Can we do this organically? What is achievable? Gary’s presentation will be on successful farms around the country and what they have done to work toward this goal.  It’s a system of farming, certainly not a single silver bullet, but a ‘silver buckshot’ approach to success. You can’t violate the principles, the basics need to be addressed for a guaranteed success. This will be an upbeat, positive approach putting profit and fun into farming.

4:45 — Adjourn

For more info about the LS-SFA or to become a member, visit  http://www.lakesuperiorfarming.org/.

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