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Survey on U of MN Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute

What role should the Department of Food Science and Nutrition play in the local, regional, national, and international food and nutrition innovation space? We appreciate your time and input on this emerging concept. Take the survey here: Continue reading ‘Survey on U of MN Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute’


Comment on Agricultural Education in Minnesota

Thank you to those who were able to attend one of our recent Agricultural Education Listening Sessions!  We are excited to dig deeper into the input we received from the over 200 participants that attended. Submit comments online by November 15, 2017. Continue reading ‘Comment on Agricultural Education in Minnesota’

Comment on MN Ditch Mowing/Haying

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment regarding mowing and haying in ditches and other rights of way along state roadways. Continue reading ‘Comment on MN Ditch Mowing/Haying’

Survey about Crop Insurance

The National Center for Appropriate Technology ( is conducting this survey of attitudes and opinions about crop insurance. The survey is open to anyone who is farming or ranching commercially in the United States. Results will be used to plan educational efforts and make recommendations to the USDA. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 22, 2017. Continue reading ‘Survey about Crop Insurance’

Survey: Organic Swine Research and Extension Human Resources

The University of Minnesota’s Alternative Swine Research Group was recently funded by NIFA-USDA to conduct an Organic Swine Planning Project. The project will identify key issues that need to be addressed in organic swine production. The very first step of the project is to reach out to people who have experience in this field. We need your help to identify people who are involved or interested in organic swine production, processing, marketing, research and extension. Continue reading ‘Survey: Organic Swine Research and Extension Human Resources’

Provide Input for Agriculture/Social Research

Alex Liebman, a graduate student in agronomy at the University of Minnesota, is conducting a research project on the intersections of alternative agriculture and rural social/political movements. He is seeking to interview folks involved in farmer organizing and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.If you are interested, e-mail or call 413.320.7018.

Comment on NIFA Priorities in Research, Education and Extension

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announces its stakeholder listening initiative “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives.” This stakeholder listening opportunity informs the research, extension and education priorities of NIFA, which has the mission of investing in and advancing agricultural research, education and extension to solve societal challenges. Submit written comments by December 1, 2017. Continue reading ‘Comment on NIFA Priorities in Research, Education and Extension’

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