Symposium on American Food Resilience (Part 1) released

Part 1 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (13 articles) has now been published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (  Part 2 (14 articles) will be in the December issue. The entire collection is exciting in the diversity of its coverage, as experts on various aspects of […]

Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism in the Food System

In late May 2015, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems published a new annotated bibliography, Structural racism present in the U.S. Food System The resource provides useful background reading to advocates, scholars, and anyone else working to bring about a more sustainable and just food system in the United States. We received a number of comments and suggestions […]

New “Food for Thought”

The University of Illinois College of ACES recently released the second installment of its publication “Food for Thought.” The magazine focuses on the research conducted and solutions found by the scientists within the college. It can be read and/or downloaded here. The first issue (published in 2012) can be found here.

New Blog Focused at Strip-Tilling

We’re excited to tell you about a new site,, recently launched to serve as a source for all you need to know on the methods and equipment needed for strip-tillage, a form of agriculture that engages in minimal tillage. The method attempts to combine the benefits to soil temperature and general predictability of tillage […]

Are benefits of berries pie in the sky?

Kaume et al. provide tremendous insight to the biochemical properties of the blackberry and their medical application. The phenolic properties have potential to be implicated in range of manners including: anitobesity, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. As Kaume et al. mention, little research is underway concerning these properties. If the appropriate research was undertaken,it seems health […]

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

Check this resource out!  Wonderful relevant articles. The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals. The Journal emphasizes best practices and tools related to the planning, community economic development, and ecological protection […]

World Food Day and Delivering Development

2011 marks the 31st celebration of World Food Day, which began in 1981 to recognize and bring awareness to the work of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which works to improve food security around the world. Both FAO and the UN cite food price volatility and food insecurity a key causes See and […]

Central Illinios Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory

Whether you have been missing this directory or are you new to Champaign County you’ll be so happy to know that the Illinois Stewardship Alliance has kept this resource alive with an updated release of this electronic version.  Just in time to stock up before the frost comes!

Comprehensive Guide to Direct Farm Business Laws in Illinois

The result of a multi-year project by University of Illinois professor of agricultural law Bryan Endres and co-authors,  the Comprehensive Guide to Direct Farm Business Laws in Illinois is an extensive guide designed  “to help farmers understand the many issues that must be considered when establishing and operating a direct farm business. There is more […]