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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces nearly $89 million in available funding to support specialty crop growers, strengthen local and regional food systems, and explore new market opportunities.
Presented by Mike Roegge (retired) Univ of Il Extension Educator.
Join Extension Educator James Theuri for an extended discussion on the various elements around raising pastured poultry on small acreages.
This is the required training for the Growing Illinois Food Access Allocations (GIFAA) donation garden program conducted by the University of Illinois Extension. This is also a good general produce food safety training for small-scale farms, community, an
This webinar will provide an introduction to organic certification, alternative marketing strategies to organics, and understand how to get started in seeking certification. Speaker is Grant McCarty, Univ of Il Extension Educator
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!