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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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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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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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This is an Assistant Professor (Practice) requiring a Minimum MS (Phd preferred) in Crop Science, Agronomy, Soils, Horticulture, or closely related field. The successful applicant would: “Provide consultation and educational programs and materials addressing scale appropriate technology for organic/biological and … Continue reading

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Food Day U of I 2015

Wanted to remind folks that the Students for Sustainability http://ssc.union.illinois.edu/ are meeting for a potluck to celebrate Food Day.  This will be in Murphy Lounge, Campus YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street from 3.30 to 6.00 PM.  The day will take … Continue reading

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