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Fruit and vegetable updates for local producers

Jan 30 Approaches to Small Scale Farm Composting webinar

Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. To register, click http://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854 Jan 30 Approaches to Small Scale Farm Composting - Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Exte...

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Jan 23 Pumpkins and Gourdes Webinar

Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. To register, click http://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854 Jan 23 Pumpkins and Gourdes - Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/L...

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Jan 16 An Overview of the Philosophy and History of Organic Agriculture Webinar

Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. To register, click http://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854 Jan 16 An Overview of the Philosophy and History of Organic Agriculture - Deborah Cavanaugh-Gr...

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Jan 9 Managing Layers on Pastures Webinar

Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. To register, click http://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=8854 Jan 9 Managing Layers on Pastures - Kyle Cecil, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator Jan 16...

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The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium January 7 is cancelled due to severe weather conditions.

Posted by Ellen Phillips - Programs

The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium January 7 is cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Preregistered participants will be notified by phone and/or email. Cancellation information with be provided to radio station Indiana 105.5 FM, and will be posted at the Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection web site (ag.purdue.edu/hla/fruitveg) and at Twitter @NWCH The planni...

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2014 Small Farm Webinar series start this week

2014 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. Register early. The highly popular small farm winter webinar series will again bring a wide range of speakers and topics on small farm production of fruits, vegetables and livestock. Sign up early and get the dates on your calendar. To register, click http://web...

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Organic Resources now on USDA website

Posted by Ellen Phillips - Organic

The USDA has announced a new website dedicated to Organic farming.  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=organic-agriculture.html This is a one stop website to answer questions about organic farming. There is a lot of informa...

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2014 is the International Year of the Family Farm

The Food and Agricultural Organization has declared that 2014 is the International Year of the Family Farm.  http://www.fao.org/family-farming-2014/en/ "The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its s...

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