Events

Upcoming Events

See Sand County Foundation staff at these upcoming events

Montana Range Tour

Register to attend this educational field day for ranchers interested in the grazing and agricultural practices implemented by Kurt and PJ Myllymaki, Leopold Conservation Award recipients.

June 20 , 2024 to 12:00AM
Stanford, MT

Field Day: Starting a Commercial Sheep Farm from Scratch

Jeremie Favre and Ellen Geisler began a commercial meat sheep ranch centered around managed grazing in 2022. Come learn how managed grazing provides excellent nutrition for productive livestock. 

June 26 , 2024 - 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Mineral Point, WI

Past Events

Sand County Foundation staff has participated in these past events

Field Day: Getting from here to there

Join us for a field day that will explore cover crops, hoop house production, water catchment systems, soil health, and agroforestry on a small vegetable farm. Register by June 5. 

June 12 , 2024 - 9:30AM to 1:30PM
Lexington, MS

Rotational Grazing Workshop

June 12 , 2024 - 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Burlington, WI

Conservation Technology Information Center's Conservation in Action Tour

We are proud to sponsor this annual immersive experience showcasing cutting-edge practices and innovations in conservation agriculture.

June 10 to 11, 2024

Field Day: Conservation & Innovation at any scale

Conservation practices and resources that work on urban, small, and medium-sized farms. Registration has closed. 

May 18 , 2024 - 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Oak Landowner Workshop

Whether you manage five acres or 500, come learn from ecological restoration experts about the what, why, and how of oak ecology and restoration. Hear landowners’ stories about their restoration journey, and find technical and financial resources to support yours. Includes presentations, discussion, lunch, and a walking tour.

May 4 , 2024 - 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Brodhead, WI

Webinar: Rotational Grazing of Cover Crops

Farmer panel discussion and other lessons learned from our three-year demonstration with four experienced graziers of the benefits of rotationally grazing cover crops.  

April 9 , 2024 - 12:00PM to 1:20PM

Land Ethic Mentorship Webinar

Join this webinar about our Land Ethic Mentorship program that links historically-underserved farmers and ranchers with conservation mentors. This webinar is hosted by Field to Market. Time is CST. 

March 12 , 2024 - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Federal and State Nutrient Reduction Strategies and Plans

Sand County Foundation team members are among the 12 expert speakers featured on this webinar that covers federal and state nutrient reduction strategies. 

March 11 , 2024 - 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Monarchs and More Network Meeting

Our Education and Outreach Specialist, Haley Diem, will present at this premier gathering of experts, advocates, and stakeholders dedicated to the conservation of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

March 5 to 7, 2024
Austin, TX

Commodity Classic

Will you be at America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience? Stop by our booth (# 6910) to chat with our team members. 

February 28 to March 2, 2024
Houston, TX

Your Farm's Future Steward

Farmland Access Hub is hosting a webinar for landowners and retiring farmers considering transitioning their land to a new steward.

February 13 , 2024 - 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Annual Meeting

Sand County Foundation will present on the conservation project we are conducting with farmers in the Sheboygan River watershed. 

February 9 , 2024 - 9:30AM to 3:00PM
Plymouth, WI

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soils & Healthy Waters Meeting

SCF Field Director Greg Olson will be part of a discussion panel sharing results from our project with local farmers that provides on-farm data of how their management influences soil temperature, nutrient runoff potential, and other factors.

February 7 , 2024 to 12:00AM
Juneau, WI

Your Farm's Future Steward

Farmland Access Hub is hosting a webinar for landowners and retiring farmers considering transitioning their land to a new steward. 

February 6 , 2024 - 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Small Farm Outreach Program Summit

Our Land Ethic Mentorship program will sponsor a farm tour at this first annual event hosted by the Virginia Association of Biological Farming. 

January 19 to 21, 2024
Roanoke, Virginia

Pennsylvania Farm Show

We will present the Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award at this annual gathering. 

January 8 , 2024 to 12:00AM
Harrisburg, PA

Winter Grazing Event

We will share results from our rotational grazing with cover crops research. 

December 14 , 2023 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Lodi, WI

Wisconsin Water and Soil Health Conference

Our field director Greg Olson is presenting on innovative practices for ecosystem services at this all-encompassing conference covering all things water quality, cover crops, and soil health. 

December 7 to 8, 2023
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Soil Management Summit

Farmer participants in our soil sensor demonstration project will present at this event hosted by University of Minnesota Extension

December 7 to 8, 2023
Alexandria, MN

Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds

November 8 to 9, 2023
Mason City, IA

Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Tour

Tour Scherder Farms, 2018 Missouri LCA recipient. RSVP by October 18. 

November 3 , 2023 - 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Frankford, MO

Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds

November 2 to 3, 2023
West Lafayette, IN

2023 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

Haley Diem will present on our Pollinator Habitat Program and discuss how it can be adapted to all ages and in schools with limited resources.

November 2 to 4, 2023
La Crosse, WI

2023 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting

Our team will present "Soil Health Management Impacts on Climate Resilience: A Midwest Farm Demonstration"

October 29 to November 1, 2023
St. Louis, MO

Grazing Cover Crops Pasture Walk

October 19 , 2023 - 5:00PM to 6:30PM
Spring Green, WI

A Deep Dive into Soil Health with Jamie Patton

We're proud to sponsor this soil health event at the Starry Nights Farm, hosted in conjunction with the Kenosha County Regenerative Producers. 

September 26 , 2023 - 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Burlington, WI

The Systems Change Conference

The inaugural Carolinas Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be revealed at this event with our partners Carolina Farm Trust and Soil Regen.

September 26 to 28, 2023
Statesville, NC

Farmer to Farmer Learning Center at Sinsinawa: Cultivating David Brandt’s Vision

Prior to his untimely passing, regenerative ag pioneer Dave Brandt was working to launch a farmer-led learning center. An effort is now underway to bring his vision to life at the Sinsinawa Mound Center. Presentations include Leopold Conservation Aware recipients Jimmy Emmons and Loran Steinlage.

September 14 , 2023 - 7:00AM to 5:00PM
Sinsinawa, WI

Making Soil Health Work

The SCF team are among the featured speakers at this event hosted by the Cotter Farm and Minnesota Soil Health Coalition. Tom Cotter is a participant in our soil sensor demonstration project.

September 8 , 2023 - 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Austin, MN

Pasture Walk with Iowa LCA Recipient Seth Watkins

Iowa Learning Farms and Sand County Foundation will host a field day Tuesday, August 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garrison House in Clarinda with a sunset prairie walk with host and 2022 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

August 29 , 2023 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Clarinda, IA

Soil and Water Conservation Society's International Annual Conference

Sand County Foundation will participate in this conference that assembles a diverse, multigenerational conservation community of researchers, practitioners, industry leaders, farmers, and students from around the world.

August 6 to 9, 2023
Des Moines, IA

Urban Farms Field Day & Dinner

Learn from three innovative urban growers. This event is geared towards historically underserved farmers (beginning, veteran, limited resources, and socially disadvantaged). Tour participants will meet at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church for a bus departure. A dinner provided by the Land Ethic Mentorship Program will follow the tour.

July 16 , 2023 - 1:00PM to 7:00PM
Gary, IN

Summer Conference

We will be presenting on our high school pollinator habitat grant program at this annual gathering of the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators.

July 10 to 13, 2023
Welch, MN

Montana Range Tour

Take a tour of Barney Creek Livestock, the 2022 Montana Leopold Conservation Award recipient, and attend the presentation of the 2023 award.

July 6 , 2023 to 12:00AM
Chico Hot Springs, MT

High Tunnels (Hoop Houses) 101 - Financial Resources and Best Practices

This virtual workshop will explore financial resources available to historically underserved farmers (beginning, veteran, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged) through NRCS and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

June 28 , 2023 - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Colorado Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention

Join us for the presentation of the 2023 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award.

June 19 to 21, 2023
Steamboat Springs, CO

Future of Food USA Conference

Dr. Heidi Peterson will be speaking at this two-day business conference that brings together leading brands and key stakeholders to identify the main areas of opportunity and innovation within the food and beverage industry.

May 31 to June 1, 2023
Minneapolis, MN

Lone Star Land Steward Awards

The 2023 Texas Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be revealed at this annual event.

May 25 , 2023 to 12:00AM
Austin, TX

Leadership for Midwestern Watershed

More funding is on the horizon for the federal Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). If you lead an agriculture-focused soil and water quality improvement effort in the Midwest, join us May 24 to learn if RCPP is a fit for you.

May 24 , 2023 - 11:00AM to 3:45PM

Pasture Walk & Soil Sensor Discussion

Chris Conley is hosting a pasture walk with a Dodge County farmer-led watershed group. SCF field projects director Greg Olson will present on the soil sensor demonstration project that Conley is participating in. RSVP by calling 920.386.3660.

May 18 , 2023 to 12:00AM
Neosho, WI

Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting

Sand County Foundation's participation in this event includes a presentation on our work with landowners in the Driftless Area, and a tour of the effects of dam removal along the Baraboo River.

April 14 to 16, 2023
Baraboo, WI

Farm Tour and Discussion

Our Land Ethic Mentorship program is hosting a farm tour and discussion as part of The Center for Land Based Learning's monthly speaker series. A tour and lunch at Full Belly Farm will take place from 10 to 3, followed by a discussion with Leopold Conservation Award recipients at The Center for Land Based Learning. This event is open to beginning, veteran, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

March 15 , 2023 - 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Woodland, CA

The March Monarch Meeting

The Monarch Joint Venture and Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group host this meeting of conservation partners and industry leaders in support of monarchs. Sand County Foundation will be there to present about our pollinator habitat grant program.

March 6 to 8, 2023
Phoenix, AZ

Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award Presentation

The 2022 Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be revealed at the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts' Annual Meeting.

February 27 , 2023 to 12:00AM
Oklahoma City, OK

I-90 & Highway 14 Tour = CLASIC (Crop, Livestock and Soil Innovation Conferences

Our Field Projects Director Greg Olson will present on our three-year, on-farm demonstration with 30 farmers across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each field is equipped with two soil sensors, giving each farmer access to real-time soil moisture and temperature data.

February 8 , 2023 to 12:00AM
Stewartville, MN

Wisconsin Corn Soy Expo

Our agricultural conservation team will present on cover crops and performance based conservation.

February 2 to 3, 2023
Wisconsin Dells, WI

National Black Growers Council's 2022 Annual Meeting

Join us at this annual event hosted by the National Black Growers Council.

December 14 to 16, 2022
Memphis, TN

The Big Soil Health Event

The inaugural Iowa Leopold Conservation Award recipient will be presented at this event.

December 5 , 2022 to 12:00AM
Cedar Falls, IA

Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds

Presented for the first time in Indiana, this event will showcase water quality partnerships among multiple stakeholders. We present this annual event with financial support from Walton Family Foundation, North Central SARE, and other sponsors.

November 3 to 4, 2022
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sauk County Pasture Walk

This event will showcase information collected in our demonstration project on grazing cover crops. Host Roger Bindl is one of four farmers participating in our project.

October 20 , 2022 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Spring Green, WI

Conservation in Action Tour

Have an interest in agricultural conservation, cover crops, pollinators and soil health? Then plan to attend this annual event from the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) that we are proud to help sponsor.

September 12 to 13, 2022
St. Louis, MO
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