URBANA, Ill.—University of Illinois Extension is looking for organic and sustainable farmers with weed problems to participate in on-farm research.
“In 2009, 15 Illinois farmers participated in the project,” said Dan Anderson, University of Illinois Extension Specialist. “We visited their farms, helped them identify weed-management issues, and developed some strategies to help solve the problem.”
This year, Anderson hopes to have a total of 20 participants in the program.
Anderson said that across the Midwest, organic and sustainable farmers report that managing... Read More
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This Professional Development Series was funded by an NCR-SARE Professional Development grant.
Greenhouse Energy Conservation
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 – 3:30 to 4:45 CST
Presenter: Scott Sanford – Sr. Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topics will include type of structure, glazing... Read More
- sustainable ag-business feasibility plans
- understand general marketing concepts
- develop online direct marketing strategies.
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Posted on March 4th, 2010
Consumer demand for healthy, organic food continues to rise. More Ohio farmers are considering organic production to add value to their products and to take advantage of the premium prices shoppers are willing to pay for certified organic food. Making the transition to organic farming and completing the paperwork required for certification can present challenges.
To help farmers meet this growing demand, the O.S.U. Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Program and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) have... Read More
The Purdue School for Back Yard Fruit Growers will take growers through “Adventures in Backyard Fruit Production” in a series that offers opportunities to learn about modern fruit production practices.
The school will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. EST on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1, with a sixth session to be announced. The program will be held at 25 sites around the state using Webinar broadcasts. Participants have the option to access sessions from home via a high-speed Internet connection.
Each day will feature a two-hour session that covers a topic important... Read More
A workshop on foodshed assessment, methods and models, will take place at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union (Minneapolis East Bank campus) on March 15 and 16. These two days will be an opportunity for University and Community researchers to focus on emerging methods being used to study regional food systems and food system planning, and to consider how to address challenges involved in these methods, particularly around the relationship between research and implementation.
On Monday, the group will be joined by Christian Peters (Tufts... Read More
Contact: Sharon D. Sachs, Spokesperson
For the first time Ohio’s new and beginning farmers have an entire website dedicated to their unique information needs and designed to make it easier for them to find the services and resources they seek. The website URL is www.beginfarmingohio.org
The website represents the collaborative efforts of the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy; Ohio Department of Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture; Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA); the Organic Food and Farming Education & Research Program of the OSU Ohio Agriculture... Read More
Source: Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards on Oct. 16 at the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards ceremony.
Dwight Hughes Jr., received the Floyd Andre Award, which recognizes alums who have made outstanding contributions to production agriculture, agricultural business or who have significantly... Read More
University of Illinois Extension is looking for organic and sustainable farmers with weed problems to participate in on farm research.
“In 2009, 15 Illinois farmers participated in the project,” said Dan Anderson, University of Illinois Extension specialist. “We visited their farms, helped them identify weed-management issues and developed some strategies to help them solve the problem.”
Andersen hopes to have 20 participants this year.
Organic and sustainable farmers across the midwest report that managing perennial weeds without chemicals is one of their most... Read More