2014 National Young Farmer’s Conference

Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 3-5, 2014, Stone Barns Center will host the 7th annual National Young Farmers […]

School for Designing a Society: Fall Courses

The School for Designing a Society offers an 8-week session beginning Oct.1, 2014, in Urbana, Illinois. Participants are invited to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one. The curriculum is designed to turn complaint into critique, dream into project, isolation into collective composition and social action. This fall we offer design courses with 2 emphases as well as performance and ongoing […]

2014 Research and Education and Graduate Student competitive grant programs

NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Research and Education and Graduate Student competitive grant programs. More than 25 projects were awarded a total of more than $1.7 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for researchers, graduate students, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable […]

NSAC Policy Intern Position

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern for the fall term beginning in mid August to early September, and lasting until December.  This position is full time and is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture […]

Student research grant program for Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals

The SRGP is an effort to increase student interest in the environmental professions and to support them in conducting research and defining their career goals. The student research grant program will review all applications and give one First Place award of $1,000 and one Second Place award of $500 to aid students in conducting their […]

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 […]

Get Paid To Do Research!

SIU’s Center for Ecology is offering quite the rare bird for students with a major in the field of ecology this summer; a paid research position at SIU’s campus in sunny Carbondale, Illinois (which is actually pretty significant, because of southern Illinois’s unique geographic diversity of prairie, forest, wetland, floodplain, and river systems)! The topic for […]

NCR-SARE Announces 2013 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals

The 2013 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Graduate-Student-Grant-Program Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $10,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. […]

Undergrads Interested in a Job Investigating Local Fresh Produce Enterprises?

Undergraduate employment opportunity: Short-term undergraduate research assistance wanted for a local foods project. The purpose of the project is to generate descriptions of promising fresh produce enterprises that will market produce through local/regional wholesale channels, while upholding principles of land stewardship and fair labor practices. The enterprise descriptions will be developed with consideration to a […]