Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement re: GE cotton resistant to glufosinate and dicamba; and GE soybean resistant to dicamba

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is holding a virtual public meeting on September 11, 2014, from 5 to 8pm EDT, to receive comments on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as part of its review to determine whether to deregulate genetically engineered (GE) cotton resistant to the herbicides glufosinate and dicamba, and soybean resistant to dicamba. Continue reading ‘Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement re: GE cotton resistant to glufosinate and dicamba; and GE soybean resistant to dicamba’

Product Manager Position at Lorentz Meats

Lorentz Meats is a niche meat processor located in Cannon Falls, MN.  Since 1968, Lorentz Meats has been a respected part of the community, growing from a local, family-owned meat locker and deli to a 30,000 sq. ft. processing facility and one of the top employers in Cannon Falls. We provide full-service processing for both direct marketers and small- to medium-sized producers. Being a USDA-inspected facility, organic and foreign export certified, and holding numerous third-party certifications allowing sale in major retailers, we provide expert skill and guidance to producers, taking their product from live animal to fully branded, retail-ready, raw or cooked meat. Continue reading ‘Product Manager Position at Lorentz Meats’

Farm to School Education Internship, Minneapolis Public Schools

Do you like local food? Do you enjoy working with kids? Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services is hiring a paid fall Farm to School Education Intern. For more information on how to apply, click here:

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Call for Duluth Harvest Festival Volunteers

The Lake Superior Harvest Festival, September 6, 2014 in Duluth, is looking for volunteers to help make our 21st event the best yet! We are looking for committed folks to help with setup, teardown, attending to vendors, greeting people at the gate, and more. Continue reading ‘Call for Duluth Harvest Festival Volunteers’

Farm Skills 101

SFA’s Farm Skills 101 is a popular, intensive skills-training course geared for the forage-based livestock farmer. How do we know it’s popular? The Fall 2014 semester is now completely full, two months before it begins.  But if you were still hoping to enroll in Farm Skills 101, or know somebody who was thinking about enrolling, fear not. Dates for the Spring 2015 semester of Farm Skills 101 have been set: April 17-18 and 24-25 as well as May 1-2.  Continue reading ‘Farm Skills 101′

Twin Cities Chef Seeks Birch Syrup

Hi, All, I’m working with a Twin Cities’ chef, and we are seeking birch syrup. Of course, we will pay for the product and its shipping.  Continue reading ‘Twin Cities Chef Seeks Birch Syrup’

Protect Minnesota Pollinators

Protect Minnesota Pollinators is designed to help the public understand the importance of insect pollinators, not only to our food chain, but also to a healthy environment overall. Pollinator populations, including bees, butterflies, flies, wasps, beetles, moths, etc., are threatened by significant stresses that include a loss of habitat for nesting and foraging, pesticide use, parasites and disease, and other factors. Continue reading ‘Protect Minnesota Pollinators’


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