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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:40 am | Updated: 6:03 pm, Wed Feb 20, 2013.

Do you have the dream of owning acreage in the country? Do you have an existing acreage that is in need of a plan and strategies for the best possible results? The “Living on the Land” workshop series, offered by University of Minnesota Extension, will equip you with the education and resources to be successful.

The eight-week course is designed to arm landowners with agricultural information to enable them to be good stewards of their land. The course will begin with goal-setting and individual property inventory, then address soil, plant, water and animal basics.

The “Living on the Land” curriculum addresses a growing need for information regarding small acreages. The series incorporates knowledge and experience from a team of instructors to address topics including: what do you have and what do you want, what you can do with your land, protecting water quality, what to do about weeds, lawn and pasture maintenance, getting down and dirty with soils, and caring for and managing your animals. The series also includes a farm tour.

The series will be taught by Extension educators and natural resource professionals. The location in Northfield will be at the Northfield Community Resource Center. In Northfield, the series will be held on Thursday evenings from March 7 to April 25. Workshops will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with light meals provided at each session.

Registrations will be $200. Each registration is valid for up to two people representing a single farm who will share materials. For example, a husband and wife team or two siblings may attend together. Benefits include useful educational publications, an educational farm tour, soil tests, a site visit/consultation from a University of Minnesota Extension educator in your area, as well as the tools to help you succeed with your goals and dreams on your country acreage.

For questions regarding the Northfield location, please contact Mike Donnelly at 507-332-6109 or donne099@umn.edu. Register now—space is limited.

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