Sat, Feb 08, 2014
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

2014 SFA Annual Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014 SFA Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 8 at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. Register yourself and guests below.

The theme: "Back to our Roots."

The sessions: Selected and led by you, members of our Farmer-to-Farmer Network.

Winter is a busy season, and many of you have likely experienced "conference fatigue;" January and February are a blur of convention centers, classrooms and vendor booths. In the middle of all that we've decided to "get back to our roots" and make our 23rd Annual Conference a farmer family gathering as we build our Farmer-to-Farmer Network and the connections to our supporters.

A founding concept of SFA is that there is wisdom in the community, so YOU will help to determine and lead the sessions, which will include casual but focused networking conversations on topics that you choose. Using an online voting system, SFA members chose session topics; we've analyzed the data and created the schedule around your wishes. 

The venue at St. Ben's will be a familiar, centrally located one that's easily accessible. Lunch is not included with registration; instead, you'll enjoy a lengthy break, eat at St. Ben's, walk to one of the restaurants in St. Joe, or bring a sack lunch. The idea is to give you the freedom to network at your own pace, and to take advantage of the quaint surroundings.

Registering Guests

To register more than one person, first choose one option below. You'll then be able to add the others later.

Family Programming

Family programming is returning, so that the ENTIRE farm family can come enjoy and learn from our Farmer-to-Farmer experience. Admission for children ages 3-12 is just $10 and includes separate programming for them, while kids 2 and under are free. Please register every member of your family who plans to attend, even the free ones, so we can properly plan our programming. Children will rejoin their parents for lunch. Please note that lunch is not part of conference registration, and you may choose between the college cafeteria (which has a wide array of food choices), local restaurants, or bringing your own lunch. Note: Children 2 and under are admitted free but will be the responsibility of their parents as the children's programming will be tailored to ages 3-12. Children attending the programming must be potty-trained; parents will also need to sign a standard 4-H release form.

SFA Official Farmer-to-Farmer T-Shirts

Also, do you remember the gray Farmer-to-Farmer T-shirts from the 2013 Annual Conference (at right on handsome SFA spokesmodel Kent Solberg)? They're specially priced at just $15 when you register online for the 2014 Annual Conference. Get yours below as a package with your registration; be sure to select the proper size. Men's and women's sShirts will NOT be mailed – you must pick up your T-shirt at the registration desk on Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Ben's. 

NOTE: Conference registration is nonrefundable.

Event Location

Gorecki Dining & Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict
37 S College Ave
St. Joseph, MN 56374

The registration deadline for this event has passed.