Local Grains Field Day at Janie’s Farm Sept 10

If you are interested in local grains or tasty beer, bread or other foods made from them you will want to attend the Illinois Organic Growers Association field day that will take place at Janie’s Farm on Sept 10. You can learn about exciting on farm selection trials that Harold and Ross Wilkins are carrying […]

Illinois Organic Growers Association Summer Activities

You’ll want to put these Illinois Organic Growers Association activities on your schedule. First up is the IOGA fest, which will take place at the Gray Farms in Watseka IL on Aug 13.   Come and network, enjoy dinner and dancing with Illiniois’ organic farming community.  Click here to register. IOGA is also hosting a workshop, […]

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Meeting July

Save the Date! July 28-30.  http://sustainableaged.org/conferences/2016-santa-cruz-ca/ This is a wonderful meeting that engages students, faculty and community members. ASAP will provide travel grants ($750 to cover travel and registration)  for U of I students to attend AND participate in the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association meeting in Santa Cruz!  If you are interested email mwander@illinois.edu with […]

Local Foods for Institutional Buyers

Upcoming workshop on campus (free and open to public) Local Foods for Institutional Buyers Monday, November 16, 2015 | 8am-4pm Student Dining and Residential Programs Building Multipurpose Rooms 301 Gregory Drive, Champaign Hosted by University of Illinois Dining Services Contact: Dawn Aubrey, Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services daubrey@illinois.edu | www.housing.illinois.edu The workshop is designed to […]

Crop Cycle Needs Volunteers

The Crop Cycle is all about connecting people to the sources of their food by educating them on a healthier way to eat and supporting their neighbors that grow and raise the food. This event will feature delicious farm fresh meals, snacks along the way, and activities at the farm stops.  To sign up for […]

Tom Vilsack at UIUC September 10th

Start getting your questions ready. On September 10th, our Department of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences will welcome Tom Vilsack to speak on “The role of public research universities in addressing international food security.” We’d like to encourage folks to turn out for this event – and come prepared with some challenging questions. While over […]

Fields Best Seeds inaugural Field Day on July 15th

Organic Spring Wheat Field Day – July 15th, 2015 Fields Best Seeds, serving farmers and markets with high value local seed and grain products, invites you to attend its inaugural organic grains field day in Caledonia, Boone County IL on July 15th, from 9:00 am until noon. This field day on the Beaver Creek West […]