Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

7 August 2010

Green Pastures Dairy, 2351 Bromfield Road, Carlton, MN (Carlton County)

Keep the family farm or forest

Create additional income

Strengthen connections to the land

COST: $25 Includes workshop, lunch, tour, and take-home resources


From the North on I-35:
Exit 235 (Carlton / Cromwell), Turn LEFT under I35, first RIGHT onto Co.61. Go 6 miles until blue GREEN PASTURES DAIRY sign by Broomfield Road, turn LEFT onto Broomfield and the farm is 1/4 mile on RIGHT (map link).
From the South on I-35:
Exit Matowa/Co.4, Turn LEFT. Go 2 miles then take a RIGHT at the “T” (onto Co.61). Go 3 miles until blue GREEN PASTURES DAIRY sign by Broomfield Road, turn RIGHT onto Broomfield and the farm is 1/4 mile on RIGHT (map link).

Workshop schedule

Time* Topic (in brief) Speaker(s)
8:30 On-site registration
9:00 Welcome and introductions
9:30 Holistic management of natural resource enterprises Cree Bradley, Chelsea Morning Farm, Farm Beginnings & LSSFA
10:00 Legal and liability issues Yvonne Novak, Attorney
10:30 Break and networking
11:15 Cost share programs Kelly Smith, Soil and Water Conservation District

Dawn & Tony Newman, Carlton county landowners and UMN Extension

11:45 Lease and fee hunting Tim Ogilvie, Hunting Lease Network and Carlton County landowner
12:15 Barbeque lunch Jim and Joe’s Catering
1:00 Green Pastures  – Farm Walk
1:00 Pasture management and small livestock Will Hedquist, Green Pastures Dairy
1:40 Agritourism and the Munger Trail Kent Gustafson, UMN Tourism Center

Joelene Steffens, Carlton Bike Rental

Joy Hedquist, Green Pastures Dairy

2:20 Orchards and fruit production Bruce Savage, Spirit Lake Native Products
3:00 Questions and wrap up
3:30 End of program

*Exact times subject to change

For more information:


Also, check out the Mississippi State Extension NRE Webpage, which provides information about other workshops and their Natural Resource Enterprise program.

Workshop sponsors

  • Green Pastures Dairy
  • Sustainable Farming Association / Lake Superior Farm Beginnings
  • Mississippi State University Extension Service
  • University of Minnesota Extension
  • U MN Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management
  • U MN Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
  • U MN Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Farm Service Agency
Dave's work addresses forest livelihoods, focusing on Tribal traditions and uses. He's based in Cloquet, MN.

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  1. My husband and I have signed up for the Green Pastures Dairy event. What is the schedule of events and the start time? Please email an agenda to me as I can’t find it on the website.