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Do We Have a Global Eating Disorder?

Read the recent review by Grace Gershuny) about Gunnar Rundgren’s book ‘Global Eating Disorder’ that discusses how we move toward diverse, locally appropriate systems that create equity and the health of people and the environment. http://www.agdevjournal.com/current-issue/652-global-eating-disorder-review.html?catid=228%3Areviews.  She describes how Rundgren takes … Continue reading

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OARDC Agroecosystems Science and Education Postdoctoral Research Associates The Agroecosystems Management Program of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center offers two opportunities for highly qualified postdoctoral scholars. In general the Program addresses the environmental, economic and social challenges and … Continue reading

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A few summer reading suggestions

ASAP’s summer reading list: Grace Gershuny’s, Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation, reviews origins of the U.S. organic standard through the author’s eyes beginning with the 1970s back-to-the-land movement, appreciation of … Continue reading

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NRCS Agriculture Resource Coordinator Livingston IL

Folks, this would be a GREAT JOB, no deadline was listed but if you are interested you should JUMP ON IT! The Livingston County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) seeks to fill a full-time Agriculture Resource Coordinator position. This … Continue reading

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CONSERVATION CROPPING SYSTEMS AGRONOMIST INDIANA

Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI), which is a program of the Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) is looking for a point person to provide Extension education on conservation cropping systems to a variety of audiences and assist with research demonstrations … Continue reading

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Midwest Cover Crop Council is Hiring

MCCC is hiring a program manager Job Description: Founded in 2006, the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) is a diverse group including members from academia, non-governmental organizations, farmers, the private sector, and federal and state agencies, which seeks to significantly … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Meeting July

Save the Date! July 28-30.  http://sustainableaged.org/conferences/2016-santa-cruz-ca/ This is a wonderful meeting that engages students, faculty and community members. ASAP will provide travel grants ($750 to cover travel and registration)  for U of I students to attend AND participate in the … Continue reading

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Deadline to apply for ASAP Scholars Approaches

The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) provides 25% support for two years for graduate students who develop projects that can address critical issues in agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society.  Our March 15 deadline … Continue reading

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Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is Here

Hey check out USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance program which is now available in all states in the lower 48 for the 2016 crop year. The policy allows producers to insure between 50 … Continue reading

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New report on poverty and food workers by the Berkeley Food Institute

Laurel Fletcher, Saru Jayaraman, and Allison Davenport have just published a report, “Working Below the Line: How the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Restaurant Workers Violates International Human Rights Standards” that documents significant human rights deprivations for low-wage tipped workers in … Continue reading

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