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Keeping Organic Soil-Centric or Can it Get Fishy?

The first organic standard was developed by the Soil Association so it is not surprising that  was founded on the premise that “organic systems are soil based”.  Developments in new technologies, demographics, and consumer interest in locally grown food has … Continue reading

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Local Grains Field Day at Janie’s Farm Sept 10

If you are interested in local grains or tasty beer, bread or other foods made from them you will want to attend the Illinois Organic Growers Association field day that will take place at Janie’s Farm on Sept 10. You … 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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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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