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 […]

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, […]

Seed Saving Workshop

Prairie Fruits Farm and The Land Connection will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, September 27 from 1-4pm on the principles and history of seed-saving. The workshop will be led by Vicki Nowicki, founder of the Liberty Gardens Seed Lending Library. She will also demonstrate how to save lettuce and bean seeds. More information about her can […]

Illinois Organic Growers Association is Hiring!

Illinois Organic Growers Association (IOGA) has an opening for a par-time, 20 hours per month association coordinator position.The IOGA Coordinator is the lead staff person of the Illinois Organic Growers Association and will report to the IOGA Governing Board, Administrative Committee and the association’s fiscal sponsor Illinois Stewardship Alliance.  The Coordinator oversees the activities of the organization, […]

Organic Crop Improvement Association Scholarships 2014

OCIA Research and Education is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014 Organic Agriculture Scholarship. Students who apply must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and be taking post-secondary work. Research must be limited to areas clearly benefiting organics. Scholarship application, criteria and recommended letters of support must be sent or e-mailed to Angie Tunink […]

Jack Erisman’s farm in Pana, Illinois

Field day 1:00pm-4:00pm Friday, September 9th Visit one of our organic leaders farm! Jack Erisman has been farming organically since 1990, and has developed a rotation that includes high value specialty food grade corn, as well as cover crops. His long rotation and numerous fields (he farms over 2000 acres) has the flexibility to deal […]

Illinois Organic Growers Association

ASAP has partnered with the Stewardship Alliance to lanuch the Illinois Organic Growers Association.  One of the goals of the association will be to develop and support educational content for farmers, businesses, and citizens interested in expanding production of organically/sustainably grown and produced or processed fruits, vegetables, grains, livestock, and dairy products.  To follow that […]