Friday is the Arbor Day Celebration on Campus

Help plant a tree! The celebration starts at 11:30. Arbor Day Celebration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m,  April 27.     Main Quad, in between Foellinger Hall and Lincoln Hall This year, as every year, we plant a new tree  to celebrate National Arbor Day. Please come pick up a shovel and play “TREE-via” (trivia game) for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Promoting equity in local food systems through Cooperative Extension

When: Wednesday, September 6, 12 – 1 pm Pacific Time/3 – 4 pm Eastern Time How can we apply equity and anti-racism principles to our food system work? In answer to this question, this webinar provides three examples from the Cooperative Extension System of efforts to promote equity and undo racism in local food systems. These examples from North Carolina, […]

Summer Field Days

Don’t miss upcoming organic field days! So far there is a MOSES field day on artisinal grains July 24 in Pecatonia IL an ‘In her boots’ field day in Libertyville IL. on Aug. 24 and, an ‘Opportunities in Organic Farming’ event planned for Sept. 8 in Atlanta IL.    

Prairie River Network Day and Picnic at Allerton

Don’t forget about Sunday’s PRN Day at Allerton! Join PRN staff, board, fellow members, and river lovers as we celebrate river stewardship at the fun-filled PRN Day at Allerton! In 1967, the proposed Oakley Reservoir on the Sangamon River was the catalyst for the organization that would become Prairie Rivers Network. That year, Bruce and […]