PFI Field Day - No-Till Organic Relay Cropping

Tue June 13, 2023
A&W Farms, Cambridge, IA

Organic no-till relay crop rye with soybeans; Custom built combination roller-crimper and planter; Organic cultivation equipment

PFI Field Day - Creating a Soil Health System with No-Till, Cover Crops and Livestock

Sat June 17, 2023
Kurash Family Farm, Fort Atkinson, IA

No-till corn, soybeans and rye; Planting green with corn and soybeans; Cover crops with existing equipment; No-till and cover crops economically; Rotational grazing beef cattle; Crop residue and cover crops

PFI Field Day - Drilling Down on Oat Varieties; Double-crop Soybeans & Rotational Grazing

Fri July 7, 2023
Clover Lane Farm, Fonda, IA

Oat variety trial; Double-cropped rye and soybeans; Converting row crop to pasture; Rotational grazing cattle

PFI Field Day - Relay Cropping, Permanent Clover and Irrigation Systems in NW Iowa

Wed July 19, 2023
Patrick & Chuck White, Spencer, IA

Cover crop incentives for farmers and landowners; Permanent clover plot; Hardline irrigation system; 15-acre relay cropped rye & soybeans; Soil health benefits of cover crops

PFI Field Day - Converting Row Crops to Perennial Pasture

Fri July 28, 2023
Knutson Shorthorns, Zumbrota, MN

Converting row crop to perennial pasture; Alfalfa and grass mix for grazing and hay; Rotational grazing on perennial pasture; Continuous cover crops for land use transition; Forage quality and soil testing data

Farmfest Minnesota

Tue August 1, 2023 - Fri February 3, 2023
Redwood County, MN

At Farmfest, we strive to bring together the best in agribusiness from Minnesota and around the country. We endeavor to provide one place for farmers to network, experience and learn to grow their farming operations.

We use 50 acres of land to showcase products, services and technologies from over 500 exhibitors and vendors. Through careful planning and organization, we provide live product demonstrations, host smart and insightful educational sessions and organize fun family activities to not only help farmers grow their family businesses but also to celebrate farming and the rural lifestyle.

PFI Field Day - Creating a Legacy of Conservation in Traditional Row Cropping

Thu August 10, 2023
Joe Merten, Austin, MN

Data-driven precision conservation; Nitrogen reduction & reduced tillage; Buffer strips & water quality; Pollinators & habitat; CRP management; Economically viable conservation

Organic Farm Innovation Expo

Thu August 17, 2023

Albert Lea Seed is excited to be sponsoring this event! Now in it’s 4th year, the Organic Farm Innovation Expo brings hundreds of Organic Farmers from across the US & Canada together for in field demonstration, networking, market updates, and so much more.

This event, unlike any other in the Organic Industry, brings some of the brightest names in Organic Farming to one place, for an equipment and technology showcase unlike any other.

For those of you joining us again, we’ll see you soon. First year? We can’t wait to meet you, it’s well worth the drive.

PFI Field Day - The Secrets of Stock Cropping

Sat August 26, 2023
The Stock Copper, Buffalo Center, IA

Stock Cropping system; Autonomous ClusterCluck chicken tractor; Wide row corn spacing with cover-crop mixes; Integrating stock cropping with specialty crops

PFI Field Day - Creating Space for Conservation and Regenerative Practices with Supportive Landowners

Fri September 8, 2023
Belmond, IA

Bioreactor and conservation; Diverse cover crop and crop rotations; No-till soybeans and strip-till corn; Rollercrimper trial; Tenant-landowner relations

PFI Field Day - Pastured Pigs in a Wagon Wheel Pasture at Nettle Valley Farm

Sat September 9, 2023
Nettle Valley Farm, Spring Grove, MN

Pastured pigs; Wagon wheel hub pasture design; Supporting pollinators with goats and pigs; No Fence collars on goats

PFI Field Day - Cooperators’ Trial with Soybean Plant Green, Legume Covers and Strip-till Corn

Mon September 18, 2023
Skaar Farm, Hayward, MN

Corn planted green into fall strip-tilled alfalfa; No-till soybeans planted green; Legume cover crops following oat crop; Cooperators’ Program research plot: Planting green with soybeans

PFI Field Day - Grazing Cover – Crops for Soil Health

Tue September 19, 2023
Ashton, IA

Transitioning row crop to permanent pasture; Grazing cover crops; Using EQIP for grazing infrastructure; Testing for microbiology and soil health; Small grains with grazing cover-crops

Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Conference (WODPA)

Mon November 6, 2023 - Wed November 8, 2023
Teh Barn by Fernbridge, Ferndale, California

Viking+Blue River is a $500 supporter of the 2023 WOPDA Conference!

ACRES Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

Mon December 4, 2023 - Thu December 7, 2023
Covington, KY

Albert Lea Seed is a Bronze Sponsor of the Acres Eco-Ag Conference! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

Nebraska Ag Expo

Tue December 5, 2023 - Thu December 7, 2023
Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE

Albert Lea Seed House will be present at the Nebraska Ag Expo in the new organic farming section. Come see us in December!

Big Soil Health Event

Mon December 11, 2023 - Wed December 13, 2023
Bien VenU Event Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Albert Lea Seed is a $2500 Sponsor of The Big Soil Health Event! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

THE BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT provides an expected 800 farmers, rural landowners, and ag industry members with a ground-up educational experience.  While many conferences inspire and teach, THE BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT encourages and illuminates soil health practice adoption. It also provides practical boots-on-the-ground training for not only new farmers and early adopters of regenerative ag, but landowners and industry professionals as well.