Join Local Foods/Small Farms Educator Zack Grant on his new vlog series where he takes you into the world of small scale urban ag production and home scale food production!
Explore Local Programs
- Growing Your Market with Grant Funding- WEBINAR
Register by September 22, 2017
- Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Workshop - REND LAKE, ILLINOIS
Register by October 27, 2017
Illinois Farmers Market Association Annual Autumn Fundraising Event - CHICAGO
September 13, 2017
Chicago (Cook County)
Growing Your Market with Grant Funding - WEBINAR
September 25, 2017
Boone County Farm Stroll
October 1, 2017
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- » Learn, Grow Food, Eat It...... Blog
Exploring local food production and issues in urban areas at a variety of scales.
- » Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat Blog
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.
- » Small Farms Blog
Fruit and vegetable updates for local producers
- Crop, Stock and Ledger
Crop, Stock and Ledger covers a variety of agricultural and natural resources issues.
- Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
- Illinois Pesticide Review
The Illinois Pesticide Review provides concise information on legislation, regulations, and other developments directly impacting pesticide use in Illinois.
- Illinois Small Farms Newsletter
News pertaining to small farm operations in Illinois.
- The Bulletin
Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field.
This survey is a mechanism for specialty crops growers to provide DIRECT input into future applied research endeavors by prioritizing and focusing within specific areas of production.
From finger weeders to flex-tines to Allis G's and beyond, come learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and researchers. Workshop offered by Michigan State University.
Welcome to the website for the University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems & Small Farms Team!
This is our one-stop-shop for production resources, events calendars, and program registrations. Please look around and take advantage of all the resources available here. Contact your local Educator with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that can help us better reach out to the local food and small farm communities!