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USDA Offers Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program (SCMP)

The purpose of the Specialty Crop Multi-State Grand Program (SCMP) is to competitively award funds (up to $7 million total available nationwide)….to solely to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues. Apply by September 25, 2017. Continue reading ‘USDA Offers Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program (SCMP)’


Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Grant Opportunities

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for two fall funding opportunities:

Sustainable Cropping Systems Post-Doctoral Associate Position Available from U of MN

The University of Minnesota in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics and Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) located near Lamberton, MN is seeking a dynamic and motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral position in the area of Crop Modeling Applications / Sustainable Cropping Systems. This is a two year position. The primary workplace is the SWROC at 23669 130th Street, Lamberton, MN 56152. Part of the postdoc’s time will also be spent at the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. This position will report to Dr. Axel Garcia y Garcia. Continue reading ‘Sustainable Cropping Systems Post-Doctoral Associate Position Available from U of MN’

Dairy Farmer Survey about FARM Program

Dairy producers have until Sept. 10 to complete a voluntary survey asking about their perceptions of the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program and how it can continue to improve the resources it offers farmers. Continue reading ‘Dairy Farmer Survey about FARM Program’

Growing Local: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems

American Farmland Trust and Growing Food Connections announced the publication of GROWING LOCAL: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems. The national guide showcases ways communities can strengthen their food systems through planning, policy and public investment. It includes the most comprehensive collection of local policies ever assembled to support local farms and ranches, improve access to healthy food, and develop needed distribution and infrastructure. Written for farmers, community residents and food policy councils, as well as planners and local government officials, this practical guide highlights real life examples of ways communities are growing food connections from field to fork. Continue reading ‘Growing Local: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems’

Good Food Accelerator Fellowship

FamilyFarmed invites rising food and farm entrepreneurs to apply for a Fellowship in our Good Food Accelerator (GFA): Continue reading ‘Good Food Accelerator Fellowship’

2017 Food Access Summit

Join us for the 6th Food Access Summit in Duluth, October 25-27!  The 2017 Summit will be bigger and better than ever.  We’ve expanded to welcome up to 800 participants from a growing network of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing healthy and equitable food access across Minnesota.  Register before September 15th to get the discounted early bird rate. Continue reading ‘2017 Food Access Summit’

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Website

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