Farm house with potential for farming enterprise near LeRoy, MN

Rural Advantage has a farm house for rent near Le Roy in south east Minnesota.  Available starting January 1st. Interested in renting to someone with strong interests in sustainability.  Potential to establish small farming, livestock, gardening practice or other home based business.  For more information, contact Linda Meschke at 507.236.0989 [mobile] or linda@ruraladvantage.org.

Comment on Conservation Stewardship Program Revised Rules

This interim rule with request for comment amends the existing Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) regulation for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to incorporate programmatic changes as authorized by amendments in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Act). This rule is effective November 5, 2014. Submit comments on or before January 5, 2015. Continue reading ‘Comment on Conservation Stewardship Program Revised Rules’

NRCS Releases Second Revision of Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

Excerpt from NRCS eDirectives, http://directives.sc.egov.usda.gov/ViewerFS.aspx?hid=36436:
In December 2013, version 2 of the NRCS “Cover Crop Termination Guidelines” was issued via National Bulletin 450-14-2.  Since then, some additional concerns with cover crop termination arose regarding the specific management of cover crops in areas under the Risk Management Agency (RMA) summer fallow practice. Continue reading ‘NRCS Releases Second Revision of Cover Crop Termination Guidelines’

Call for Organic Research Posters for MOSES Conference

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is proud to announce the 6th Annual Organic Research Poster Display to be held in conjunction with the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference to be held February, 27 and 28 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, WI.  Submit poster abstracts by January 2, 2015. Continue reading ‘Call for Organic Research Posters for MOSES Conference’

Iowa State University Assistant Professor Position in Food Safety

The Departments of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) in collaboration with Extension and Outreach seek applicants for a 12-month tenure-track faculty with expertise in food safety and consumer food production. The position appointment is 50% Extension and Outreach, 25% teaching, and 25% research.  Apply by February 1, 2015. Continue reading ‘Iowa State University Assistant Professor Position in Food Safety’

2015 Youth Garden Grant

Since 1982, National Gardening Association has provided the Youth Garden Grant to over 5,000 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States. This year we will present awards to 20 schools or youth programs. Apply by December 5, 2014. Continue reading ‘2015 Youth Garden Grant’

Call for Posters for the GrassWorks Conference in Wisconsin Dells

GrassWorks, for the first time, will feature poster presentations that visually highlight grass research, education, innovative models and artwork. GrassWorks is requesting proposals for posters to be displayed at the 23rd Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference on January 15-17, 2015 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Applications addressing the topic areas listed below are encouraged, but all submissions relating to grazing/agricultural issues will be given full consideration. Apply by December 1, 2014. Continue reading ‘Call for Posters for the GrassWorks Conference in Wisconsin Dells’



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