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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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Student Sustainability Committee Symposium

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)/ and Student Sustainability Symposium is tomorrow, talks run from 12 (noon) – 1:30PM followed by posters The Student Sustainability Committee will present their funded projects to the campus community tomorrow! This is an amazing … Continue reading

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National Wildlife Fund Seeks Agricultural Program Coordinator

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking an Agriculture Program Coordinator to join our staff in DC.  This is an entry level position that will provide administrative and programmatic support for all aspects NWF’s Agriculture Program work, which includes wildlife-friendly agriculture, bioenergy, cover … Continue reading

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Ag Innovations Program Director

Ok so here is another interesting job for you food systems folks to consider- sounds like a great opportunity for an energetic individual! Ag Innovations Network is a nonprofit organization that facilitates networking and provides consulting on agriculture, the environment, … Continue reading

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