Field Notes Winter 2017

Field Notes Winter 2017

Field Notes Winter 2017

Field Notes shares announcements and news from the North Central Region SARE program. It is mailed and emailed to subscribers upon request.

In this issue of Field Notes, read about a nonprofit working to create a sustainable future for the bison industry, a program that supports educators working directly with American Indian producers, urban farmers working on a method for getting crop residues to rapidly decompose in place, an project exploring the input/management tradeoffs in diversified agroforestry systems, the 2018 Our Farms Our Future Conference, and more!

Individual Features from this Issue of Field Notes

Non-Profit Shines Light on the Bison Advantage

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Jim Matheson and the National Bison Association received a $103,675 NCR-SARE Research and Education grant to conduct a program called The Bison Advantage Outreach and Education Program. With their project funds, they created a "Bison Advantage" curriculum, supported bison- specific research on pasture management protocols, and developed the second edition of The Bison Producer’s Handbook.

Published: 2017

Online Version: Free

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Non-Profit and Producers Partner Up Around Agroforestry

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

With support from a $29,957 NCR-SARE Partnership grant, Keefe Keeley and the Savanna Institute had an opportunity to work with four farmers to research crop performance, pests, and pollinator activity in agroforestry systems.

Published: 2017

Online Version: Free

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Tribal Educators Gather for Sustainable Agriculture Workshops

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Dan Cornelius was searching for a way to promote knowledge development and sharing among educators working directly with American Indian farmers, ranchers, and other food producers. Cornelius applied for and received a $75,000 NCR-SARE Professional Development Program (PDP) grant to conduct a sustainable agricultural workshop series for Tribal educators.

Published: 2018

Online Version: Free

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Urban Farmers Focus on Soil Health for Sustainable Intensification

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

With support from an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant, urban farmers Adam and Melissa Millsap started to work on a method for getting crop residues to rapidly decompose in place, hoping that they could drastically reduce the labor and tillage required to return nutrients to their soil.

Published: 2017

Online Version: Free

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Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC14-356, The Bison Advantage Outreach and Education Program , ONC15-005, Crop Performance, Pests, and Pollinators in Diverse Agroforestry Systems ENC12-128, Sustainable Agricultural Workshop Series for Tribal Educators and FNC15-1006, Evaluation of efficiency and efficacy of a method for managing the nutrient cycle on a bio-intensive micro-farm .

Product specs
Format: Newsletters
Year: 2017
Length: 8 Pages
Author(s): Marie Flanagan
Location: North Central
How to order
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