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

May 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 with the land and her animals.

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


Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)
University of Minnesota, Morris