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Organic Decision Support Tools Project Seeks Farmer Cooperators

Researchers at the Universities of Illinois and Vermont are collaborating in a study to improve cover crop biomass and nitrogen estimates for farmers in the Midwest and Northeast to improve N credits for nutrient planning. Results will be incorporated into … Continue reading

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2018 Organic Grain Winter Conference

Join area row crop producers Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, 2018 on the UW-Madison campus to explore beginning and advanced topics focused on successful organic grain production and marketing. This two-day intensive offered by the Organic Grain Resources … Continue reading

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Scholarships to attend the SARE conference

The North Central SARE Administrative Council wants to have diverse voices and perspectives represented at the Our Farms Our Future Conference, as we gather to envision the future of sustainable agriculture. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified … Continue reading

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Food waste solutions webinar

There has been much talk lately about the food waste problem, but less about solutions. The focus of this webinar will be on existing programs and solutions implemented by four public entities that can serve as models for other public … Continue reading

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Project Coordinator Organic Seeds and Markets: Corn Case Study

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to coordinates and manage a participatory project that seeks to strengthen regional organic food systems by improving our ability to use organic … Continue reading

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eOrganic webinars this week: Corn Types and Barcode based data collection

There is still time to register for this week’s webinars! September 27: 10AM Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central, 1 Eastern: Hybrid, F1, Double Cross, and Open-pollinated Corn: What Does it All Mean? The intended audience is anybody with an interest in … Continue reading

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Still two Land Connection ‘Women who farm’ field days left

I don’t know about you but I am kicking myself that I have missed these..   this weekend sept 24 focuses on fruit and herbs! http://thelandconnection.org/farmers/field-days-and-workshops/women-who-farm-field-day-series

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IOGA-ASAP Field day at U of I tomorrow

Sept 14  Building a farm to fork business After starting at the Student Sustainable Farm at 9.30 with Matt Turino w We move to the I Hotel at 10.30.  Agenda and some notes..  10:45 a.m.  Dr. Carmen Ugarte and team … Continue reading

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Promoting equity in local food systems through Cooperative Extension

When: Wednesday, September 6, 12 – 1 pm Pacific Time/3 – 4 pm Eastern Time How can we apply equity and anti-racism principles to our food system work? In answer to this question, this webinar provides three examples from the Cooperative Extension System of efforts … Continue reading

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Register today for this Sept 14 Field Day if you want food

On Sept 14 you will want to go to the Sustainable Student Farm on the U of I campus at 9.30 and then the I Hotel to hear ‘CheffarmerTM’  from Ken Myszka to learn how he and Bloomington’s Epiphany Farms … Continue reading

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