Where: Riverland Community College-Austin Campus West Building | 1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912 When: Tuesday, May 22nd Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM with Optional Site Visit at 1:00 PM Cost: Free
Hazelnuts are an emerging new crop for the Upper Midwest with significant economic and environmental benefits. Through research, industry development, and outreach education the University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the University of Wisconsin are working to create a sustainable hazelnut industry that will benefit growers, processors, culinary professionals and consumers.
Following the workshop, there will be an optional tour of a farm growing, harvesting and processing 18 acres of Upper Midwest hazelnuts. This event is intended for growers interested in learning more about production practices for Upper Midwest hazelnuts, but also for culinary professionals, small businesses and others who are interested in sourcing hazelnuts. Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/GROWHazelnut
Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Senior FMNP Training
Where: Riverland Community College-Albert Lea Campus When: Tuesday, March 27th Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Cost: Free
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) in Minnesota seek to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants and income eligible seniors, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/GrowingAcresFMNP