Category Archives: Organic Agriculture

Event: Slow Food Springfield Film Festival

Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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Event: Food Systems for Food Security Symposium

On February 10, 2015, the College of ACES and International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) will host a symposium on Food Systems for Food Security at the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center. Faculty, staff, post docs, graduate students, and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program Open

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program gives out $100,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in sustainable agriculture. The company, which you can read more about here, is dedicated to producing responsible, simple, and nourishing packaged food. You can read about past … Continue reading

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Event: Cover Crop and Soil Pit Digs in Northwest Indiana

The preview for the event can be found here.

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Event: Specialty and Organic Grains Workshop at Prairie Fruits Farm

Supply simply cannot keep up with today’s demand for products made from organic, non-GMO, and specialty grains as consumers increasingly seek alternatives to conventional foodstuffs. Growing the grains for these products is possible for many farmers, but getting started can … Continue reading

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Reminder: iSEE Congress 2014 opens this evening!

Critically acclaimed DotEarth blogger Andrew Revkin returns today to the University of Illinois campus, this time as a guest of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment to deliver the opening keynote address for iSEE Congress 2014. “Feeding 9 Billion: … Continue reading

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Florida Local Food Summit

Up here at the University of Illinois, we’re gearing up for the iSEE Congress 2014 (which you should sign up for if you haven’t already), but for our readers in the more southerly part of the nation, several organizations are combining … Continue reading

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Seed Saving Workshop

Prairie Fruits Farm and The Land Connection will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, September 27 from 1-4pm on the principles and history of seed-saving. The workshop will be led by Vicki Nowicki, founder of the Liberty Gardens Seed Lending Library. … Continue reading

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2014 National Young Farmer’s Conference

Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. … Continue reading

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The Last Food Mile Conference

December 8-9, 2014 Philadelphia, PA, USA 133 billion lbs (31%) of available food is lost annually in the U.S. retail and consumer levels alone $161 billion retail value for the annual food loss 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households, … Continue reading

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