Daniel Rossman and DeChun Wang are conducting an NCR-SARE Research and Education project at Michigan State University to identify and evaluate non-GMO soybean varieties that match characteristics desired by farmers and end-users.
The Michigan Organic Soybean Variety Performance Comparison Project is identifying and evaluating soybean varieties that will match both the characteristics desired by the farmers and also by the end-user. This project is being conducted by Michigan State University Extension educators and specialists in...Read More
The 2012 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference is scheduled for December 3rd & 4th at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD.
Topics that will be addressed are diverse and range from Biological Control and Pasture Management to Vegetable Production.
- Joshua Dukart, ND Farmer and Rancher
- Laura Edwards, SDSU Climate Specialist
- Dale Mutch, Michigan State Agronomist
- Chris Bruening, UNL Associate Professor
All are welcome to this conference. This is a public event for those currently producing organically, those...Read More
The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center will present a free Organic Dairy Day on August 7, 2012. The field tour will include NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Program recipient, Elizabeth Bjorklund's 2012 project, "Effect of Growth Meat Quality, and Profitability of Organically Raised Dairy-Beef Steers."
9:30-10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00-10:10 a.m. - Welcome - Brad Heins, Lee Johnston, Asst. Commissioner of Agriculture
10:10-11:00 a.m. - Roger Moon, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, "Fly Management...Read More
In this article from the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute's newsletter, NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant recipient, Phil Batalden and his daughter Kathleen, talk about their marketing of camelina oil.
Lamberton, Minn. — After working on agricultural development in West Africa, Kathleen Batalden Smith and her husband Justin Smith came home to rural Minnesota and began some ag development of their own.
Kathleen and her family are growing and bottling organic camelina oil for the health food market....Read More
The following news piece features Laura Paine, a Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Paine is currently in the midst of a four-year NCR-SARE project on grass-based dairy products. The project brings farmers, researchers, processors and chefs together to explore the potential of grass-fed dairy products.
Source: WisBusiness.com (http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=262830)
MADISON – When Laura Paine discusses her job at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection...Read More
The new feature below highlights the 2011 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference. NCR-SARE is co-sponsoring this event.
Source: Madison Daily Leader
The 2011 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls on Dec. 5-6. Partners in sponsoring the event include SDSU Extension and the USDA's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education programs.
"We're including a strong lineup of speakers and guests for the conference. Along with organic producers we encourage anyone...Read More
The news feature below discusses a project to advance organic cropping systems in Missouri. Results will be shared Missouri Sustainable Agriculture Research Education co-coordinator Debi Kelly.
Source: Kansas City Infozine
Those cover crops are the first step in a project funded by a grant of more than $740,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The project hopes to advance organic cropping systems with a focus on weed suppression, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fertility in an environmentally friendly...Read More
The news story below features the Iowa Organic Conference and organizer, Kathleen Delate, a NCR-SARE grant program recipient. To read more about Delate's NCR-SARE grant projects, go here and type "Delate" in the search box.
Source: The Farmer
If you are interested in organic agriculture either as a producer, consumer or otherwise, plan to attend the 11th Annual Iowa Organic Conference to be held Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus at Ames. The day-long event offers many educational opportunities for those interested...Read More
The story below features a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day, sponsored, in part, by NCR-SARE.
Source: Wallaces Farmer
Health-conscious consumers are driving a growing demand for organic, locally produced food. Emmetsburg farmers Harn Soper, Jarret Herke and Tony Pille invite you to Soper Farms to see how they are taking advantage of this new market by adding an organic vegetable and grass-fed livestock enterprise to their farm as well as their efforts to reduce energy consumption and chemical inputs while increasing profitability. Learn more about their endeavors...Read More