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 […]
Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.
On February 10, 2015, the College of ACES and International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) will host a symposium on Food Systems for Food Security at the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center. Faculty, staff, post docs, graduate students, and others who are interested in food security are invited to attend. Speakers and panelists will […]
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program gives out $100,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in sustainable agriculture. The company, which you can read more about here, is dedicated to producing responsible, simple, and nourishing packaged food. You can read about past winners by clicking the above image. Eligibility Guidelines The program is open to full-time undergraduate and […]
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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 […]
Critically acclaimed DotEarth blogger Andrew Revkin returns today to the University of Illinois campus, this time as a guest of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment to deliver the opening keynote address for iSEE Congress 2014. “Feeding 9 Billion: A Path to Sustainable Agriculture” opens at 5 this evening in the new home for […]
Up here at the University of Illinois, we’re gearing up for the iSEE Congress 2014 (which you should sign up for if you haven’t already), but for our readers in the more southerly part of the nation, several organizations are combining forces to give you the first annual Florida Local Food Summit. The summit will take place […]
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 […]
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 […]