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

March 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 own land, and launch their family farming operation.

This is a project partnership between the Office of Sustainability – University of Minnesota, Morris, Stevens County Soil & Water Conservation District, and CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) in cooperation with the Land Stewardship Project as part of our work as a We Are Water West Central Minnesota team.

This is part two of a six-part series beginning Feb 16 and running through June 1st. Follow us for more information and details.

Our shared goal is to amplify the stories of people who are using conservation practices that have important regenerative potential while reducing the impacts on climate change. These practices improve soil health and water quality — and grow deep connections to the land and those who came before them. These are stories from practitioners, people with their boots on the ground, soil under their fingernails. Together, these storytellers are from different backgrounds, cultures, and generations.

Crucially, we are at a critical moment where we need to hear the perspectives of pathbuilders who are catalyzing change in themselves and their communities. Together, we can build a positive rural vision, one that builds stronger lives, livelihoods, lands. We change — when our ideas about what is possible change.

For more information please contact: or call 320-269-2985 or Troy at 814-322-6531


March 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)
University of Minnesota, Morris