Wellness from the Ground Up: Marketing True Value of Your Farm’s Products

Central Minnesota’s specialty crop producers (e.g., fruit and vegetable, grass-finished beef, pastured dairy, honey, maple syrup, breads baked with heritage grains, etc.), bakers, and other interested farmers and consumers are invited to attend the Sustainable Farming Association – Central Chapter’s annual meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace in Little Falls (609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls). Continue reading ‘Wellness from the Ground Up: Marketing True Value of Your Farm’s Products’

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

The MOSES Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging Roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. February 23-25, 2017 in LaCrosse, WI.  Continue reading ‘MOSES Organic Farming Conference’

MOSES Friday Featured Farm

Get recognized for the good work you’re doing on your farm. Submit a photo and farm description to be considered for promotion as a “Friday Featured Farm” on FacebookTwitter!

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Executive Director Position Available

The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) is seeking a creative, experienced, energetic nonprofit professional to become the Executive Director for this 38-year-old nonprofit membership organization. NPSAS and its members are committed to the development of a more sustainable society and food system through education, research and advocacy. Apply by February 1, 2017. Continue reading ‘Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Executive Director Position Available’

Manure & Organic Vegetables Study

Scientists at the University of California are seeking organic vegetable producers in several states to participate in a food safety study. The study’s goal is to provide organic farmers with “science-based strategies that effectively limit food-safety risks when using raw manure-based soil amendments.” In return for participating in this two-year study, growers receive free test results for their farm, feedback to help minimize contamination of fresh produce, and a $700 stipend. Continue reading ‘Manure & Organic Vegetables Study’

Organic Grain Production and Marketing Seminar

Grain farmers can learn about organic grain production in a one- or two-day seminar with the Organic Grain Resources and Information Network (OGRAIN) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UW-Madison Jan. 21 and 22, 2017.   Continue reading ‘Organic Grain Production and Marketing Seminar’

Organic University

These courses take place just before the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, allowing you to attend both. (Separate fees apply). Each full-day course includes a customized book with course content and additional resources. Books available only to the participants of that course. Organic University is February 23, 2017. Continue reading ‘Organic University’

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