NRCS Pathways

The Pathways Student Intern positions were announced today on  Please share these announcements with any students who might be interested in working with NRCS.  Please encourage students to apply early as application numbers are capped this year. Pathways Student Trainee Soil Conservationist Positions: Pathways Student Trainee Engineering Positions:

WWF Lead Scientist position

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Global Food Lead Scientist, to work with the food sector to develop strategies that result in more sustainable production, landscape protection, reduction of food loss and waste, and sustainable consumer choices for healthy diets. The full announcement can be found here

Assistant Professor Environmental Sustainability at SIU Carbondale

SIU is looking for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Sustainability to start August 16, 2020. Applications should include a cover letter describing sustainability-oriented teaching and research experience and goals, a CV, a list of three references and, copies of reprints of recent publications. Materials should be sent to by October 15, 2019. […]

March for Science April 22 in CU

When is the March for Science: Champaign-Urbana?   The CU March will be on the same day as the national March for Science: Saturday, April 22nd. It will begin at 5 PM and will end around 7 PM.  Where is the March for Science: Champaign-Urbana? The March will begin lining up at 5 PM, and the […]

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 […]

The View from Europe: the Common Agricultural Policy and Small Farms

The European Coordination Via Campesina has released a new briefing outlining some concrete proposals for how the CAP could support small-to-medium sized family farms – and why it should. Originally published June 25, 2015 on How can public policy support small-scale family farms? In the frame of the European project “New CAP, new horizons”, 2014-00116, […]

NCSARE 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. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 15 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region. Download the application here NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions […]

Comparative Study: Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition

An 18 month study by Benbrook et al. 2013 ( reports on the first large-scale, nationwide study of omega fatty acids (ω) in U.S. milk produced using organic or conventional methods.  The study asserts that ω-6/ω-3 intake ratios have risen to nutritionally undesirable levels of 10 to 15 during past decades and that the optimal […]