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Forum staff reports, Published July 27 2012

Local food farming operations tour Aug. 16

ADA, Minn. – University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a tour of local food farming operations Aug. 16 in Norman and Mahnomen counties.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about natural and sustainable production methods that can be used in their own backyard garden. The daylong event includes stops at Red Goose Gardens in Shelly; Brandt Farms in Ada; and Trees and a Breeze Bison Ranch in Waubun.

A local foods lunch will be served at noon at the Ada Fairgrounds. Advance reservations for the lunch are required by Aug. 13. To register, email Ben Arlt at arltx013@umn.edu or call (218) 784-5550. Proceeds from the lunch benefit local 4-H clubs.

A tour brochure with a list of specific times and locations is available online at www.extension.umn.edu under “publications.”