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September 2020

Morris and Southwest Prairie Solar Co-op – REAP & Rural Business Webinar | SEP 16

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER from 12 PM - 1:30 PM and learn about solar energy and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your farm or rural business from the comfort of your own home!   Topics to be covered: - Things to consider when putting solar panels on your home or business - How to add a charger for an electric vehicle - What it means to go solar with the Morris and…

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October 2020

Freshwater Mussel Field Day 2020

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Free
People standing in the Minnesota River looking for mussels.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 Session 1 is from 10am to Noon (maximum 15 participants) Session 2 is from 1pm to 3pm (maximum 15 participants) Location: The Upper Sioux Agency State Park campground – Confluence of the Yellow Medicine and Minnesota River To register: Advance registration is REQUIRED. Each session will be limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot today: REGISTER ONLINE HERE or call 320-269-2984. Join us for our sixth annual freshwater mussel field day with MN DNR malacologist, Bernard…

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IEEFA Webinar for Co-op Members & Media about Project Tundra Report

October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar

Webinar: IEEFA Project Tundra Report briefing for co-op members and media Presenter: David Schlissel, IEEFA’s Director of Resource Planning Analysis Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DclI4mXZRlGLuAJXwKuZbw Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is often promoted as a technology that brings benefits to businesses, local communities, and the environment. Institute on Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA’s) analysis of Project Tundra finds significant risks and uncertainties that undermine its economic viability and could lead to higher electric rates for the ratepayers of the cooperatives that…

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November 2020

Give to the Max Day 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Give to the Max Day 2020 postcard

  We do big things and make change TOGETHER. CURE needs your support now more than ever to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges facing rural Minnesota communities.   November 1-19, lock in your Give to the Max Day investment to support CURE’s critical work.  Give early and motivate others to ensure that CURE meets our $10,000 goal!  Make your Give to the Max donation today!

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February 2021

Sharing Stories: Growing Relationships with the Land (part 1)

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar
Free
Abbey Dickhudt in a vegetable field - sharing stories

Tuesday, February 16 | 12pm - 1pm View the webinar HERE! Join our discussion with Abbey Dickhudt as we learn from the experiences of an emerging farmer. Abbey is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris, and has farmed for several years at community-supported-agriculture (CSA) businesses in Minnesota. Abbey is investigating the agricultural landscape to see what she can learn, and exploring how she can build a livelihood on the land. This is a project partnership between the…

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March 2021

Sharing Stories: Growing Relationships with the Land (part 2)

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Bryan Simon standing in a pasture

Tuesday, March 16 | 12pm - 1pm Join the webinar HERE! HERE! Join our discussion with Bryan Simon as we learn from the experiences of a family blending their love of prairie, water, and operation in Barrett, Minnesota. We will discuss the challenges of returning conventionally-farmed land to a restored prairie for grazing and living next to a farm on a lake. We will explore Bryan’s experiences and education that led his family to take a big leap, purchase their…

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CURE’s 29th Annual Business Meeting

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2021 CURE Annual Meeting Banner Image

CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) will hold our Annual Business Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021 as an Online / Conference Call Meeting. Similar to recent years, at this meeting, we will conduct the regular and required business of the organization only. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will last not more than one hour for the purposes of presenting CURE's financial status, hearing a short state of the organization…

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Sharing Stories: Growing Relationships with the Land (part 3)

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar
Free
Jessica Blair out in her pasture with a gator (Sharing Stories info)

Tuesday, March 30 | 12pm - 1pm Join the webinar HERE! Join our discussion with Jessica Blair as we dig into the challenges of converting their family’s land from conventional farmland into pasture, all while raising six children. What are the challenges and opportunities for women in agriculture and what inspired her to want to be connected to the land and her animals in Starbuck, Minnesota. Jessica did not grow up in a farm family, but decided to build one.…

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April 2021

Sharing Stories: Growing Relationships with the Land (part 4)

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar
Free
Mark Erickson standing in his pasture - Sharing Stories

Tuesday, April 20 | 12pm - 1pm Join the webinar HERE! Join our discussion with Mark Erickson as we reflect on his long journey in family farming, including the challenge of rethinking what farming meant for him, and the process of persuading other landowners to allow him to convert their land to pasture for his animals over the past decade around Morris, Minnesota. This is a project partnership between the Office of Sustainability - University of Minnesota, Morris, Stevens County…

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May 2021

Sharing Stories: Growing Relationships with the Land (part 5)

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Carrie Redden in her pasture with cow - Sharing Stories webinar

Tuesday, May 11 | 12pm - 1pm Join the webinar HERE! Join our discussion with Carrie Redden about her efforts to breathe new life/write a new story for their 6th generation family farm. Carrie converted conventional farmland into pasture for their family’s organic dairy operation in Chokio, Minnesota. We explore the learning curve required for this endeavor when she and her husband did not grow up farming. Carrie is an entrepreneur who is learning by doing while deepening her relationship…

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