Category Archives: News

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

Posted in ASAP Projects, Education, News | Leave a comment

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Intern

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), which represents over 100 organizations working for small and mid-sized farms through advocacy to support agriculture and food systems that are ecologically and socially responsible, is looking for a policy intern for the fall term. This … Continue reading

Posted in Internships and student opportunities, Jobs, News, Opportunities | Leave a comment

Summer Field Days

Don’t miss upcoming organic field days!  http://illinoisorganicgrowers.org/events/ So far there is a MOSES field day on artisinal grains July 24 in Pecatonia IL an ‘In her boots’ field day in Libertyville IL. on Aug. 24 and, an ‘Opportunities in Organic … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Leave a comment

Prairie River Network Day and Picnic at Allerton

Don’t forget about Sunday’s PRN Day at Allerton! Join PRN staff, board, fellow members, and river lovers as we celebrate river stewardship at the fun-filled PRN Day at Allerton! In 1967, the proposed Oakley Reservoir on the Sangamon River was … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Leave a comment

Program Coordinator https://thecosa.org/who-we-are/about-us/advisory-panel/ Sustainability is the defining challenge of the 21st century and COSA believes that you cannot manage sustainability until you can measure it. Driven by the conviction that reliable data enables better decision-making and greater accountability, we develop … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, News | Leave a comment

Oral Histories of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

Check out this series of interviews Ron Kroese has worked on during his stint as Senior Fellow in the University of Minnesota’s Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems. Ron’s oral history project is documenting the formation and evolution of what today … Continue reading

Posted in Education, News | Leave a comment

New Times, New Tools: Cultivating Climate Resilience on Your Farm

Laura Lengnick, author of Resilient Agriculture, will be at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2– 5 pm to discuss her book and look at PFFC as a case study of resilience in the face of … Continue reading

Posted in Book List, Education, News | Leave a comment

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry

Check out this new book from John Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law at KU, has written “International Law and Agroecological Husbandry: Building Legal Foundations for a New Agriculture.” The book first outlines the “extractive agriculture” system the … Continue reading

Posted in Book List, News | Leave a comment

Obama Admin to Advance Soil Sustainability

On Monday Dec 5 the Obama Administration Announced New Steps to Advance Soil Sustainability- the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders, is announcing new steps to work towards the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Local Foods, News, Organic Agriculture | Leave a comment