Apply now for Summer 2023 Illinois Organic Internships

The Illinois Organic Program is accepting applications for summer 2023 undergraduate internships. Interns will learn about and participate in research in modern organic food production, soil health, and corn breeding techniques for regenerative systems. Internships may be extended for 1 to 2 years and continuing students will have the opportunity to conduct independent projects. For […]

30 by 30 Summit

Teachers and high school students who want to lead are invited to accept the “30 by 2030” challenge on January 30, 2020 at Pontiac High School 1100 East Indiana Ave. | Pontiac, IL 61764  . Participants will take action through a “hack-a-thon” ! The 30 by 30 goal is to develop and pass legislation to […]

NRCS Pathways

The Pathways Student Intern positions were announced today on  Please share these announcements with any students who might be interested in working with NRCS.  Please encourage students to apply early as application numbers are capped this year. Pathways Student Trainee Soil Conservationist Positions: Pathways Student Trainee Engineering Positions:

eOrganic Article Competition to Participate in an American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Organic Interest Group Planned Oral Session

eOrganic Article Competition to Participate in an American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Organic Interest Group Planned Oral Session eOrganic and the ASHS Organic Interest Group invite all undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and experience in organic farming and/or food systems to submit an article for publication to eOrganic (along with an abstract summarizing […]

Live Local Conference

This conference on local and regional food systems, sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau, looks like it will provide some great information for folks interested in local marketing. Pre-registration closes in one week.  REISTER NOW! Talks and breakout sessions address a variety of things, including food safety, policy, networking, technical assistance, one-on-one consulting, and community development.  […]

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Assistant in Peoria IL

Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to with the subject line: “AKRF Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Assistant.” AKRF, Inc. is seeking a locally-based student intern to provide ‘boots-on-the-ground’ site support for its green stormwater infrastructure maintenance and monitoring program for a pilot green stormwater infrastructure project in Peoria, IL. This program is specifically […]

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 […]

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 […]