Organic Produce Farms in MN, IA, ND, SD & WI Sought for U of MN Research Project

The University of Minnesota is seeking organic produce farms in Minnesota, northern Iowa, eastern North & South Dakota, and western Wisconsin to participate in a research project funded by the USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. The aim of this multiregional study is to provide organic farmers with science-based, effective strategies that limit food safety risks when using valuable raw manure soil amendments. Continue reading ‘Organic Produce Farms in MN, IA, ND, SD & WI Sought for U of MN Research Project’

Midwest Organic Services Association Certification Specialist Position Available

Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) is seeking a qualified individual for a Certification Specialist position. MOSA is a non-profit organic certification agency rooted in the Midwest with growth extending throughout the United States. We are recognized for our high quality service, knowledgeable and courteous staff, our timeliness and transparency, and our consistent commitment to and advocacy for organic integrity. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers. Apply by October 7, 2016. Continue reading ‘Midwest Organic Services Association Certification Specialist Position Available’

Reviewers Sought for Sustainable Development Paper

I am looking for two or three careful and (ideally) fast colleagues with expertise in sustainable development to review one scholarly paper (13 pages double spaced, excluding appendices and literature cited) on sustainable development in the peer-reviewed journal, Life: The Excitement of Biology. The web site is https://blaypublishers.com/
If interested, please, contact me at blaypublishers@gmail.com.

Organic Farm For Sale in Dakota County, MN

126 acre certified organic farm for sale. Greenvale Township, Dakota County, MN. House, pack shed, machine shed, 2 wells, greenhouses, potting shed. Minutes from Twin Cities. Kubes Realty 952-445-9110.

USDA Farm to School Grant Program

The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs. Apply by December 8, 2016. Continue reading ‘USDA Farm to School Grant Program’

MDA Sustainable Ag Demonstration Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program. The grant is part of the MDA’s Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program. Approximately $250,000 is available to test ideas that could conserve natural resources, enhance profitability, and improve life on the farm.  Apply by December 13, 2016. Continue reading ‘MDA Sustainable Ag Demonstration Grants’

Scholarships to Attend Midwest Soil Health Summit

Featuring an array of nationally renowed soil health experts and farmers, SFA’s two-day Midwest Soil Health Summit is THE place for advanced soil health training. Scholarships are available for ag professionals, agency employees, and crop consultants to attend the 2017 MSHS.  Continue reading ‘Scholarships to Attend Midwest Soil Health Summit’


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