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Crop Cycle Needs Volunteers

The Crop Cycle is all about connecting people to the sources of their food by educating them on a healthier way to eat and supporting their neighbors that grow and raise the food. This event will feature delicious farm fresh … Continue reading

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Illinois Organic Growers Fest at Gray Farms Was GREAT

Am truly sorry for you if you missed the third IOGA fest that took place last Saturday at Gray Farms in Watseka IL.  It was an absolutely perfect summer evening on a beautiful farm. In addition to Marty and Crystal’s … Continue reading

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Illinois Organic Growers Association Summer Activities

You’ll want to put these Illinois Organic Growers Association activities on your schedule. First up is the IOGA fest, which will take place at the Gray Farms in Watseka IL on Aug 13.   Come and network, enjoy dinner and dancing … Continue reading

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Census of Organic Production Makes Sense

Originally part of the national census, information about agricultural production has been collected by the federal government since 1810.  An independent census for agriculture began in 1840.  Managed by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) since 1997, the data obtained … Continue reading

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Check Out ASAP Scholars; Applicatons Due March 2

Meet some of the Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program’s Scholars.  ASAP scholars receive support to study critical issues in agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society. Applications for 2014 ASAP Scholars are due Feb 30 2014! … Continue reading

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Spring Days at the WPP!

Well, if you hadn’t noticed from the torrential downpours that are threatening to soak through my bookbag and ruin all of my books, spring is upon us, and to commemorate that fact UIUC’s own Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Site is … Continue reading

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GMO’s: Labels, or no Labels?

As the world’s population expands, we require more and more food, which necessitates ever more effective technology and robust yields. In this country, one of the ways we have come to deal with this problem is through Genetically Modified Organisms, … Continue reading

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Permaculture, a Dangerous Enterprise

This year’s Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program’s  Earth Day Speaker, Mark Shepard of Viola, WI will be visiting campus during Earth Week. At noon of April 18th, he will be presenting on the theory behind his production practice and how it … Continue reading

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