U of MN School of Public Health Delegation to Cuba

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health has been involved in a collaborative initiative with the Cuban National School of Public Health (ENSAP), and we are writing to encourage you to consider joining and/or spreading the word regarding an upcoming June 2017 delegation to Cuba. Confirm & submit documentation by May 5, 2017. Continue reading ‘U of MN School of Public Health Delegation to Cuba’

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Position Available with Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

This position will assist with the coordination and support for the Regional Partnerships’ sustainable agriculture and food systems focus area, leveraging and catalyzing collaborative projects between communities and the University.  This person will be the lead project manager and staff for a USDA NIFA-funded local foods project:  Connecting Small and Medium-Sized Farms to Existing Wholesale Markets through Backhauling from Rural Grocery Stores. Review of applications begins May 15, 2017.

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Volunteer to Lead Children’s Activities at Prairie BioBlitz

We are looking for someone to coordinate activities for kids 6-12 during the BioBlitz. We have volunteer support for this task. Please contact Robin if you are interested. More about the BioBlitz: https://landstewardshipproject.org/events/item/1025

Chisago City Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors

The Chisago City Farmers Market is a bustling small town market on the north edge of the Twin Cities.  We are seeking additional vendors for the 2017 season. Specific vendor offerings sought are: plants/flowers, ready to eat or prepared food vendors including food trucks, bakery products, and fruit.

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Berry & Vegetable Farm For Sale, Otter Tail County

Greetings! My husband & I are putting our beautiful farm up for sale. We are located in eastern Otter Tail County. Our farm is a little over 30 acres, about 10 acres is tillable. We have two season extension buildings (Greenhouse is 30 x 100, High Tunnel is 30 x 96). We have a building that was built to be a store front, it has a walk-in cooler, a three compartment stainless sink and other amenities related to specialty crop farming. We have other out buildings also. Continue reading ‘Berry & Vegetable Farm For Sale, Otter Tail County’

AFRI Foundational Grants

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In this RFA, NIFA requests applications for six AFRI priority areas through the Foundational Program for FY 2017. Continue reading ‘AFRI Foundational Grants’

National Cover Crop Survey

Calling all farmers! Whether you’ve been a longtime cover crop user, considered cover crops but haven’t yet made the leap, or have never even heard of cover crops, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program needs your input for their National Cover Crop Survey. Continue reading ‘National Cover Crop Survey’

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