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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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