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2014 National eXtension Food Security Conference SAVE THE DATE! September 29 – October 1, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio

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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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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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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.  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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Three New Studies on the Impact of Local Foods Available

Three New Studies on the Impact of Local Foods Available

    Poverty, Public Health and Local Foods:   Steven C. Deller, Laura Brown and Amber Canto Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Paper No. 572, February 2014, 38p. Abstract In this exploratory analysis we explore the interplay between poverty, public health and access to local foods using data for U.S. counties. We ask one […]

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CFS Team Meeting in Milwaukee- Jan 30th, 2014

CFS Team Meeting in Milwaukee- Jan 30th, 2014

UW-Extension Colleagues- Are you planning on attending the 8th Annual Wisconsin Local Foods Summit in Milwaukee on January 31st-February 1st , 2014?  Are you interested in place-based food systems and urban agriculture? Do you like Lake Michigan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please consider attending the Community Food Systems Team […]

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Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop- Registration is OPEN!

Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop- Registration is OPEN!

Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop Register Now! Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Lowell Center, Madison, WI Extension educators from all program areas are welcome to attend. Attending educators may also registerup to two community partners to accompany you to the workshop. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Attendees will […]

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Agricultural Coexistence: Fostering Collaboration and Communication

Agricultural Coexistence: Fostering Collaboration and Communication

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a notice in the Federal Register asking the public to comment on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. Comments are due by January 3, 2014. Check out the full blog post here.

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