Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

The Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition (September 18-20, 2017) brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work. Continue reading ‘Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition’

Minnesota Cooks at the State Fair

Sunday, August 27, 2017 will be this year’s Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Once again we’re preparing to host the largest local foods celebration at the Minnesota State Fair. Please mark your calendars now for Sunday, August 27 and plan to join us for a day of food and fun at our state’s greatest get-together: The Minnesota State Fair. Continue reading ‘Minnesota Cooks at the State Fair’

FSMA Produce Rule Training Courses in MN

A note to update fruit and vegetable growers who may be covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. The largest growers will need to be in compliance next Jan, 2018. Produce Safety Alliance Trainings are scheduled for January and March of 2018.

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MDA Encourages Farmers to Take Survey on Alleged Dicamba Damage

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the use of the herbicide dicamba. The MDA is encouraging anyone with damage to complete a survey. The survey will be open until September 15. Continue reading ‘MDA Encourages Farmers to Take Survey on Alleged Dicamba Damage’

GAPs Online Produce Safety Course

The next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on August 9, 2017 and run through August 29, 2017.  This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.  Continue reading ‘GAPs Online Produce Safety Course’

Assistant “Cooking with Honey” Demonstrator at MN State Fair

Assistant Food Demonstrator, 20-25/hours/week. Assist in the planning, preparation, and presentation of “Cooking with Honey”demonstrations. Pay Rate: $9.50/hour. Dates: August 22 – Sept. 4, 2017. Apply on Goldpass, Job ID: 198843.  Continue reading ‘Assistant “Cooking with Honey” Demonstrator at MN State Fair’

Farm Journeyperson Course from Land Stewardship Project

LSP’s 2-year Journeyperson Course is designed for farmers who have a few years of farm and management under their belt, and are working to take their operation to the next level. Participants gain assistance moving their farming plans forward through advanced financial planning, production mentorship and guidance on balancing farm, family and personal needs. Apply by October 1, 2017. Continue reading ‘Farm Journeyperson Course from Land Stewardship Project’

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