Summer Farm Tours + Skill Sessions

Dakota Rural Action’s Farmer Network hosts a series of farm tours and skill sessions every summer. This series is an extension of the Farm Beginnings class schedule and is open to all Farmer Network members. The 2013 schedule is still being developed–check back soon.

2013 Summer Schedule:

May 24 – JHA Farms
Wentworth, SD
Chicken harvesting and packaging event

June 23 – Cliff’s GrassGrown Beef
Gary, SD
Cliff’s Annual Solstice Bonfire & Get Together
*Date changed to Sunday due to weather

July 25 – Johnson Farms
Madison, SD
Organic grain production field day
Register by July 19 for free lunch – MORE INFO HERE

August 2-3 – JHA Farms
Wentworth, SD
Chicken butchering and packing skills session

August 25 – Carl B’s Farm
Salem, SD
Milk goat skills session and farm tour

September 14 – Farmer Network Hootenanny
The Good Earth, Lennox, SD
Celebration of farming, food, and music. Benefit concert and silent auction to raise money for Farm Beginnings scholarships.

October 12 – Linda’s Gardens
Chester, SD
Fall Produce High Tunnel Skills Session – MORE INFO HERE


Please contact Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher at or 605.697.5204 for more information.