Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism in the Food System

In late May 2015, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems published a new annotated bibliography, Structural racism present in the U.S. Food System The resource provides useful background reading to advocates, scholars, and anyone else working to bring about a more sustainable and just food system in the United States. We received a number of comments and suggestions […]

Edible Education 101

Check out UC Berkeley’s online series Edible Education. Monday nights at 6.30 pm PST, 8.30 pm CMT. LIVE STREAM If you missed the first lectures in the section “the trouble with the food system” you can stream the recorded lectures too. Here is the schedule PART I – “The Trouble with the Food System” […]

2015 Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Although NRCS accepts applications all year, agricultural producers and forest landowners should submit applications by Feb. 27, 2015 to ensure they are considered for this year’s funding. Applications received after that […]

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 its causes, actors, and solutions. You can register and find more information about the course […]

Growing Power 3-Day Aquaponics Workshops

Along with the workshops announced yesterday, Growing Power will also hosting intensive hands-on workshops focused exclusively on aquaponic and urban aquaculture training. Topics include system design, water chemistry, fish husbandry, and plant selection. These workshops begin on Friday, the day before the standard 2-day workshop and participants will not have an opportunity to participate in […]

Growing Power “From the Ground Up!” Workshops

Growing Power, a national non-profit with a mission of creating and teaching others to create healthy food from healthy soil, has announced their schedule of workshops for this spring. All workshops will take place at Growing Power’s Community Food Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From the Ground Up! Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups […]

Event: 12th Annual Composting Symposium: Building Soil and Community

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th from 9am-3pm at the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College for the 12th Annual Composting Symposium in Springfield. The symposium is a forum for sharing composting information; stimulating the composting market; and bringing composter, educators, and businesses together so that everyone can benefit from learning about this organic […]

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 be daunting. In this intensive training, grain growers and marketers with expertise in all aspects of […]