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Register for the Wisconsin Local Food Summit and the UWEX CFS Team Tour

Register for the Wisconsin Local Food Summit and the UWEX CFS Team Tour

At the 2014 Wisconsin Local Food Summit in Milwaukee, the UW-Extension Community Food Systems (CFS) Team organized a bus tour to visit some of the great local community-orientated food projects and businesses in the area. The tour was so successful and well received that the UW-Extension CFS Team decided to partner with the Wisconsin Local […]

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Local Food Business Seminar Series: Food Safety, Dec 1-4

The Local Food Business Seminar series continues with Food Safety seminars scheduled around Wisconsin from Dec. 1 to 4. Don’t be daunted by state and federal food safety regulations. Join meat and food safety experts at one of these seminars hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and a number […]

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Grant Programs and Financial Options  for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.  Specific grant programs to be covered include:   USDA’s Value Added […]

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Engaging Young People & Community Food Systems Teams In-service Registration Open for Extension Colleagues

Engaging Young People & Community Food Systems Teams In-service Registration Open for Extension Colleagues

The UW-Extension Engaging Young People in Sustaining Communities, Families and Farms and Community Food Systems interdisciplinary teams will hold their third annual in-service on September 16-17th near Stevens Point at the beautiful Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES). This two-day in-service will begin with registration at 12pm, September 16th and will end at 4:00pm on September 17th. We invite Extension staff […]

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Registration is OPEN for the National eXtension Food Security Conference

2014 National eXtension Food Security Conference REGISTRATION IS OPEN September 29 – October 1, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio The eXtension Community of Practice (eCoP) on Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) is hosting a Food Security Conference September 29 – October 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, entitled Building Extension Capacity to Address Community Food Security through Food […]

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Food Systems Education Project

Calling all food systems stakeholders! UW-Extension’s Community Food Systems Team, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UWSP, is developing a Wisconsin food systems education framework that is meant to support preK-12 and beyond food systems education efforts throughout the state.  Information from a preliminary input survey will be used in the development process […]

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Community Food System Whole Measures Mini Grants Pilot Program

Community Food System Whole Measures Mini Grants Pilot Program

Do you have an idea for an innovative community food systems project but lack the funds to get started? The community food systems team invites you to apply for funds from the Community Food System Whole Measures Mini Grants Pilot Program UW-Cooperative Extension educators working with an existing or new interdisciplinary community food systems project […]

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Registration Open! Workshop to help local food producers sell through distributors

Registration Open! Workshop to help local food producers sell through distributors

Local food producers who want to grow their local markets this season should plan to attend the “Selling through a Distributor” workshop on May 20 in Madison. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and UW-Extension encourage producers to register now for the technical assistance workshop, which growers can attend in person or […]

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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods Webinar Series

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods  The USDA Farm to School Program will host two webinars each month to showcase the variety of ways school districts can purchase local foods. The webinars will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Topics will include everything from procurement basics to using […]

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National Sustainable Ag Education Conference: Call for Abstracts!

6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference!  Join us this August 3-6, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina on the campuses of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC).  This year’s conference motto is “Celebrating our Diversity through Sustainable Agriculture Education”. **Submit your abstract by April 1, 2014.**  The SAEA conference […]

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Webinar: The Role of Wholesale Grocers in Rural Food Distribution-Implications for Robust Local Food Systems

Feel free to share the webinar announcement with your colleagues who may be interested in participating:  The webinar is sponsored by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development and MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT The Role of Wholesale Grocers in Rural Food Distribution – Implications for Robust Local Food Systems Kathryn […]

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Learn about Cooperative Extension Educator Experiences in Urban Agriculture, St. Louis

Learn about Cooperative Extension Educator Experiences in Urban Agriculture, St. Louis

The Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems hosted a brown bag seminar with Karen “Mima” Davis and Miranda Duschack from Lincoln University Cooperative Extension on Monday, February 24, 2014.  The educators shared their experiences providing Extension services to urban farming projects in the St. Louis area. 

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Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN

Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN

 2013-2014 WI Local Food Business Seminars: This year’s seminars are presented monthly by DATCP and University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. Check below for scheduled workshops and the webinar archive.

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