Many people think of the American robin as the first reliable sign of spring, but for seasoned birders, there are a few other species who herald the new season. Veteran birder and... READ MORE
Welcome to Briggs Farm
Briggs Farm is a family-owned outdoor adventure and event destination encompassing 560 acres of wooded bluffs, meadows, farmland, and creek bottoms. The farm was one of the first in Winona County, established in 1854 by Norwegian immigrants Halvor and Kari Myhre. Today, the Briggs family maintain a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle on the farm, but most of the property is managed to attract wildlife, including red-tailed fox, whitetail deer, wild turkey, eagles, coyotes, brown trout, wood turtles, blue-winged warblers, showy lady’s slipper, and jeweled shooting stars, to name just a few.
Whether you’re coming for a one-day event or staying a week, host Steve Briggs wants you to have the best experience possible. Feel free to contact him with questions at (507) 450-9902, or use the Reservations page to book your event or adventure today.
Spring Migration Series with Julie McCormick and Eric Nelson
April 20 – May 18
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Spring Wild Edibles Foraging with Seekers Wild
April 2 – June 4
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Briggs Farm Journal
Julie McCormick has been waiting and waiting for the spring migration to begin, but while she’s seen a few new arrivals, the big rush won’t happen until the ice starts to break up... READ MORE
Spring migration is by far the best season to go birding in the Mississippi River Valley, due to the large number of bird species passing through our area. Join veteran birders Julie McCormick... READ MORE
Sign up now for the spring Wild Edibles Plant Series at Briggs Farm from Seekers Wild. Register for one class, or get a more diverse sampling of plants as they become available by... READ MORE
by Steve Briggs as told to Jerry Windley-Daoust One afternoon back in December I spent a couple hours with Bob Heath, our friend and neighbor here in Cedar Valley, taking a couple Cogburn... READ MORE
Hansi Johnson, a regular guest at Briggs Outdoors, knows how to handle a black-powder muzzleloader. Better yet, he knows how to handle one while hunting on a bike…specifically, his beloved Cogburn CB4. He... READ MORE
We wrapped up the fall Sundays on the Farm series today with Julie McCormick’s hawk watch event, and of course last weekend we had a huge crowd out here for our Fall Harvest... READ MORE
by Julie McCormick with Eric Nelson With most of our migrating species headed south for the winter, Julie McCormick and Eric Nelson decided it would be a good time to share their list... READ MORE