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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention Course: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, will be conducting a Coursera course in Global Postharvest Loss Prevention The course is free of charge, and there is no textbook. Topics will include postharvest loss and … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Gleaning, and Other Ways to Help

After interviewing Jack Paxton for my last article, I had the same thought I know many others have had: “Wow. Maybe I should start thinking more about what I throw away. But how?” I went looking for solutions, maybe to tag them onto … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: “Evaluation for Transformation”: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

“Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School” provides common language for defining farm to school core and supplemental elements, guidance on program articulation, a comprehensive literature review of farm to school and farm to preschool outcomes, … Continue reading

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Application Open for “Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers”

Aspiring Illinois farmers, new growers with less than five years’ experience, commodity farmers interested in diversifying to include fruit or vegetable production, and high school and community college agriculture teachers are invited to apply now for the next session of … Continue reading

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Thoughts from “Growing Cities”

Last night, the Prosperity Gardens held a fundraiser at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, with refreshments, t-shirts, the first public appearance of their new bus (still without a name, but I hear that they’re taking suggestions), and a screening of … Continue reading

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Check Out the Food Environment Atlas

New from our friends at the United States Department of Agriculture is the Food Environment Atlas, a very interesting tool that allows the comparison of dozens of variables, such as the availability of farmers markets, the rate of diabetes and … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Selector Tool for Vegetable Crops

Check out the new Cover Crop Selector Tool for Vegetable Crops that was developed by Michigan growers.  It is the newest of the cover crop decision tools offered by the Midwest Cover Crop Council.   These selector tools use local … Continue reading

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