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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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Crop Cycle Needs Volunteers

The Crop Cycle is all about connecting people to the sources of their food by educating them on a healthier way to eat and supporting their neighbors that grow and raise the food. This event will feature delicious farm fresh … Continue reading

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Hey Students Abstracts are Due for the ASA,CSA, SSA Meeting

Graduate students, abstracts are due for the trisociety meetings and there are MANY graduate student competitions that provide monetary awards.  For a list of these click here https://www.acsmeetings.org/files/meetings/2015-student-competition-descriptions.pdf Competitions include a poster session on Organic Management Systems, oral and poster … Continue reading

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What on Earth Day would we do without the Student Sustainability Committee?

For Earth Day on campus this year lets thank our Student Sustainability Committee!  Last week they held a symposium in the Illini Ballroom to report on projects they have funded and it was really impressive.  Check out all their funded … Continue reading

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