Author Archives: Jane Kanter

Event: Slow Food Springfield Film Festival

Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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Job Opportunities: SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) is hiring full-time Program Director and part-time Office Manager

SAGE ( is looking to hire a full-time program director and part-time office manager. SAGE is a small nonprofit located in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. SAGE is looking to expand and bringing in a mid-level program director (full-time) will be … Continue reading

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Event: Community gardening and Urban Farming Workshop Coming to Springfield

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Event: Food Systems for Food Security Symposium

On February 10, 2015, the College of ACES and International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) will host a symposium on Food Systems for Food Security at the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center. Faculty, staff, post docs, graduate students, and … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities: WWOOF-USA Program Manager – Accepting Applications

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms – USA (WWOOF-USA®) is hiring a Program Manager, and is accepting applications now for a full-time salaried position. Please see the job description below. Application review will begin January 27, 2015, with a full time … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program Open

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program gives out $100,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in sustainable agriculture. The company, which you can read more about here, is dedicated to producing responsible, simple, and nourishing packaged food. You can read about past … Continue reading

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Event: “Stacking ecosystem services” lecture on Friday

Morgan Robertson, assistant professor of Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture on “Stacking ecosystem services: Building environmental markets at the intersection of science, capital, and law” from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, November 7. The lecture will … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Long!

Stephen Long, a UIUC professor and researcher in Genomic and Plant Biology, was named one of Thomas Reuters’s top influential scientific minds in the field of Plant and Animal Science. His research includes topics such as the effects of atmospheric … Continue reading

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Grants: Funding for Prairie and Savanna Research

Prairie Biotic Research (PBR) is an all-volunteer, Wisconsin nonprofit established in 2000 to foster basic biotic research in prairies and savannas. One way that they do this is through a competitive Small Grants Program that funds grants up to $1000 to … Continue reading

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News: USDA to provide $4 million for honey bee habitat

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production. … Continue reading

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