Cotter to share stories at SFA meeting

Published 9:50 am Thursday, March 10, 2011

Michael Cotter will speak at the annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Sustainable Farming


Association that will be held at the First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove on Saturday. Michael is very well known for his stories about rural life and other topics which he has presented at festivals across the country. For several years he hosted a festival in our area where he and many other spinners of tales from various parts of the country presented interesting stories. Michael is a supporter of sustainable farming who has recently turned over the operation of his family’s farm to his son. The Cotter family is in its fourth generation of farming on the land near Austin which was farmstead by Michael’s Grandfather who prepared the land for farming with a team of oxen.

The meeting of the S. Central chapter of SFA will start at 9 a.m. with registration and a program by the authors of a new book on conservation titled, “This Perennial Land.” After a lunch, that is available for $5, Michael will entertain and educate with his stories. The day will end with two workshops covering conservation programs and local food marketing. There is no charge for this meeting which is open to the public. For more information call 256-4876.

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