The Student Trainee (Soil Scientist) position with NRCS

Folks, the NRCS has openings for student trainees.  There are 22 openings around the country including one in Springfield IL! The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while […]

Illinois Water Survey Interns and Crew Leader

The  Illinois State Water Survey is looking for up to 5 summer field technicians. These could be students that are between semesters or someone that will be graduating this semester and looking for work. Field Research Assistants will work with Survey scientists to conduct statewide data collection on Illinois streams in support of the IEPA […]

Our Farms, Our Future Conference St. Louis MO

Don’t miss the chance to attend  SARE and NCAT/ATTR’s Our Farms, Our Future conference that takes place in St. Louis on April 3-5. The early bird registration deadline for the conference is this Thursday, February 22nd (tomorrow!). They offer discounted farmer and graduate student rates. This conference will bring together farmers, ranchers, graduate students, researchers, NGO […]

NCR SARE Grad Student Grants

The 2018 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online at Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $12,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational […]

Organic Decision Support Tools Project Seeks Farmer Cooperators

Researchers at the Universities of Illinois and Vermont are collaborating in a study to improve cover crop biomass and nitrogen estimates for farmers in the Midwest and Northeast to improve N credits for nutrient planning. Results will be incorporated into goCrop, the nutrient planning tool developed by University of Vermont Extension. The project is seeking […]

2018 Organic Grain Winter Conference

Join area row crop producers Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, 2018 on the UW-Madison campus to explore beginning and advanced topics focused on successful organic grain production and marketing. This two-day intensive offered by the Organic Grain Resources and Information Network (OGRAIN) and the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) at UW-Madison will […]

Scholarships to attend the SARE conference

The North Central SARE Administrative Council wants to have diverse voices and perspectives represented at the Our Farms Our Future Conference, as we gather to envision the future of sustainable agriculture. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Scholarships will be awarded to encourage attendance by young farmers and ranchers, future researchers […]

Food waste solutions webinar

There has been much talk lately about the food waste problem, but less about solutions. The focus of this webinar will be on existing programs and solutions implemented by four public entities that can serve as models for other public and private programs as well. Topics covered include program development and evolution, lessons learned, and […]

Project Coordinator Organic Seeds and Markets: Corn Case Study

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to coordinates and manage a participatory project that seeks to strengthen regional organic food systems by improving our ability to use organic methods and on-farm testing networks to improve seed supply, and satisfy consumer preferences in growing […]