Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education


  • Promote sustainable farming systems through innovation and demonstration of profitable and environmentally sound farming methods that benefit rural families and communities.
  • Enhance and expand our information network among SFA members, SFA Chapters, and the public through on-farm learning experiences, online communications, seminars, research projects, and the media.
  • Mentor and encourage farmers, especially the next farming generation.
  • Research, market, and promote sustainable agriculture practices and products by working with governmental and non-profit agencies, colleges and universities, faith communities and other organizations.
  • Increase farmer participation and profitability in developing and expanding community-based food systems.
  • Inform and educate consumers about healthy food and farming practices that yield a diverse array of sustainably produced food, fiber and energy.

Climate work from this organization

Interview with John Mesko, Executive Director of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota


As a Minnesota-based organization, what are some of the biggest challenges and opportunities the region’s agriculture faces from climate change?

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On a visit to Josh and Sally Reinitz' East Henderson Farm, Josh, SFA's state board treasurer, talks about the importance of SFA and its role in sustainable agriculture in the Upper Midwest.

This fact sheet, produced by the Sustainable Farming Associaton of Minnesota, outlines cover crop basics. It includes information on which situations are most appropriate for cover crops, which broadleaves and grasses to use, and additional resources.