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At AgCountry Farm Credit Services, we work hard to meet the unique financial needs of farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses by providing competitive credit and financial services products with more options, greater flexibility, competitive rates, local decision making and personalized service.

 

www.agcountry.com

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a nonprofit corporation founded by the Minnesota Legislature in response to the farm crisis of the 1980s. Today, the organization supports entrepreneurs, business owners and rural communities throughout the state by helping develop new and innovative value-added agricultural products. AURI’s mission is to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products.

www.auri.org

Albert Lea Seed is a third generation independently owned & operated seed company focusing exclusively on Organic & Non-GMO farm seed. We carry a full line of farm seed including: Viking Corn & Soybeans, Viking Alfalfa, oats, wheat, barley, small grains, cover crops, alfalfa, clovers, annual forages, grasses, and garden seed. We believe a healthy and functioning agricultural community includes a diversity of crops, practices, and people on the landscape. Whether you need 1 lb or 1 pallet of seed for 1 – 10,000 acres; our dedicated team can help you asses your systems, ask the right questions and provide personalized service for your farming operation.

www.alseed.co
Contact: [email protected], 800-352-5247
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CoBank is one of the largest private providers of credit to the U.S. rural economy. With more than $125 billion in assets, the bank delivers loans, leases and other financial services to agribusiness, rural infrastructure and Farm Credit customers in all 50 states. Our job at CoBank is to provide the financing you need to be successful. We offer a broad range of competitively priced, flexible loan programs, leasing services and other financial services.

Learn more about CoBank by watching this video.

www.cobank.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoBankACB

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cobank

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cobank

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cobank

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cobankacb

Phone: 800-542-8072Email: [email protected] Mail: P.O. Box 5110, Denver, CO  80217

Compeer Financial is a member-owned, Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. We provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  We offer specialized expertise and personalized service regardless of the size of the farm, the type of crop grown or the livestock raised. Our services are provided with convenience in mind, through visits to fields, barns and homes, or by maximizing technology to make the most of every hour in every day.

www.compeer.com
Contact: Sai Thao, 952-997-1203, [email protected]

Crossroads Resource Center, a non-profit organization, works with communities and their allies to foster democracy and local self-determination. We specialize in devising new tools communities can use to create a more sustainable future.

www.crcworks.org

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply is your source of supplies and inspiration for your own backyard homestead. We sell seeds, plants, soils and tools for small-scale urban kitchen gardens, as well as backyard chicken-keeping supplies, canning and preserving, fertilizers and pest control, all with an organic and sustainable focus. We believe your backyard garden and homestead can be beautiful, edible and sustainable, and we want to help you make that happen.

www.eggplantsupply.com

The Farley Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecological sustainability, social justice and peace. It is located outside of Verona Wisconsin in the Town of Springdale on 43 acres of beautiful farm and wooded land.

farleycenter.org

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that serves all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. The agency provides America’s farmers with a strong safety net through farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to assist farmers and landowners through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). FSA also provides loans to agricultural eligible producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit. To learn more about the many programs the Minnesota Farm Service Agency has to offer contact your local USDA Service Center or view the FSA Programs Overview Fact Sheet, available in English, Hmong, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
It is FSA’s policy to provide equal opportunity in all programs, services, and activities. FSA has established a language translation line to provide meaningful access to its programs and activities to persons who do not speak English as their primary language and have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. The language line is offered and available in all FSA county offices. To find the office closest to you, visit farmers.gov/service-center-locator.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

 

 FSA Programs Overview Fact Sheet, available in English, Hmong, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese

www.farmers.gov
Contact: Daniel Mahoney, 651-602-7710, [email protected]

Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) provides legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. Farmers can contact FLAG with questions about their farm operation ranging from farm leases, business contracts, farm loans, government programs and more through our Farmer Hotline, via email or through our website contact form. Our attorneys create guides to programs that affect farmers’ lives, including seven guides to COVID-19 relief programs within the last year. These clear guides provide concrete, accurate legal information to help farmers face the tough decisions they have to make and help them to achieve success. FLAG also hosts webinars to help farmers understand and navigate these programs. Farmers should contact FLAG with their legal questions.

https://www.facebook.com/FarmersLegal or
https://twitter.com/farmerslegal

 Contact information – the best way for farmers to reach you after the conference (i.e. email, phone number)
[email protected]  
Farmer Hotline: 651-223-5400
Website Contact Form: http://www.flaginc.org/contact/

www.flaginc.org

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Environmental Institute, Bimaaji’idiwin Ojibwe Garden Program. Translated from Ojibwe, Bimaaji’idiwin can be understood as “saving each other’s lives,” or “symbiosis,” reflecting the reciprocal relationship between Anishinaabeand cultivated plants. This is a heavy name to live up to and the Ojibwe Garden Program attempts to do so through education, outreach, and preservation. An important objective for the research and demonstration garden is to develop, expand, and maintain a collection of Anishinaabe and Native American heirloom crop seeds through a miinikaaniwigamig (seed library), which is a point of connection between a growing network of dedicated seed savers and our local gardeners.
(The garden is on Fond du Lac Reservation)

fdltcc.edu/academics/outreach-programs/environmental-institute
Contact: Erika Legros, 218-878-7141, [email protected]

The Food Group Loog

The Food Group is a local nonprofit focused on using nutritious food to strengthen community. We work at the intersection of food access, equity, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger in 32 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We break down barriers to growing good food locally and getting good food to those who need it most.

One of our core programs, Big River Farms, offers education in organic agriculture for farmers who have historically been underrepresented in farm ownership—including BIPOC, women, and New American farmers. We provide beginning farmers in the program mentorship and guidance in managing their own 1/8 to 6-acre plots of certified organic land at Big River Farms, our 150-acre incubator farm near Marine on St. Croix, MN. Interpretation is provided at no additional cost. Contact us for help finding farmland, sign up for classes, or for one-on-one technical support.

www.bigriverfarms.org | www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Contact: Ka Zoua Berry, Education Manager: 651-433-3676, [email protected] 

The mission of The University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute is to increase and sustain the University’s impact in the interdisciplinary arena of food, agriculture, and health by building the University’s capacity in research, learning, and community engagement. The priority areas for focus are food safety, prevention of obesity and chronic disease, food policy, and food security. Within these priority areas, of special importance is the integration of agriculture and medicine. HFHL meets its mission through annual funding opportunities, educational programming, and events. d medicine.

www.hfhl.umn.edu
Contact: [email protected]

Lakewinds Food Co-op is a community-owned, local grocery store located in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. We have three stores, 300+ employees, 28,000+ owners, and a passion for local, sustainably grown food. Our mission is to promote sustainable agriculture, support local makers, sustain our communities, and protect our planet. There’s no membership required to shop — all are welcome. We pride ourselves on having a produce department that is, on average, 95% organic. During the local growing season, we offer more than 150 fresh varieties of fruits and vegetables grown locally. Lakewinds gives back to the community in many ways. The Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF) gives tens of thousands of dollars in grants to local, small-scale organic and sustainable farmers every year. This funding helps small, local farms scale up, seek organic certification, buy equipment, and more. Go to Lakewinds.coop/community for more details. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @LakewindsFoodCoop.

Lakewinds.coop

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system. LSP’s work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing, to federal policy and community based food systems development. At the core of all our work are the values of stewardship, justice and democracy. LSP has offices in the Minnesota communities of Lewiston, Montevideo and South Minneapolis.

landstewardshipproject.org

LEDC strives to provide a complete one-stop agricultural business program for all of our clients. Over the last 10 years, LEDC has developed multiple ways to help Latino farmers in Minnesota both start and grow their farm businesses. We provide technical assistance, business development, access to capital and markets, as well as specialize in Organic and GAP certification for your farm. We believe all of these services provide the farmers with whom we work the best possibility of long-term success. We work one-on-one with each of our clients and will often travel to meet clients in their home communities. 

 

www.ledcmn.org/agriculture
Contact: Rodrigo Cala, [email protected]

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