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- 2011-2012 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2012-2013 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2013-2014 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2014 - 2015 Univ of Ill Small Farm webinars
- 2015 - 2016 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2016 - 2017 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- Community Gardens
- Drought Information
- Farm To School Resources
- Farmers Market Information
- Food Preservation
- Food Safety
- For KIDS!
- Fruit Production
This is where lots of great information is stored that did not fit in other categories!
- High Tunnels
- Legal Issues for Farmers
- Marketing and Economics
- Michigan State University Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar Series
- Sheep and Goat
- Soil Health
- Spray Guides and Handbooks
- Tomato Production
- Vegetable Production
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Local Food Systems and Small Farms
- Cover Crop Decision Tools
The Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC) Cover Crop Decision Tools are web-based systems to assist farmers in selecting cover crops to include in field crop and vegetable rotations.
- Cover Crop Links
Links to the USDA Soil Quality Institute and Agricultural Research Service, NRCS publications, ATTRA publications, video presentations, as well as other websites for cover crops
- Cover Crop Publications
Books, peer reviewed scientific publications, popular press articles, and other publications
- Cover Crop Species
Midwest Cover Crops Council publication
- Cover Crop Webinars
Collection of cover crop webinars posted by the Midwest Cover Crops Council.
- Cover Crops: Directory of Businesses 2013
Guide to businesses that supply seed and services to establish and manage cover crops in Illinois. Compiled by Illinois Stewardship Alliance.
- Extension Material - Bulletins and Fact Sheets
Listing of publications from Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Extension, University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Purdue University, University of Illinois Extension, and Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
- Illinois Department of Agriculture Cover Crops Network
- Managing Cover Crops Profitably
2007. Book published by the Sustainable Agriculture Network(SAN) under cooperative agreements with the Cooperative State Research, Education , and Extension Service, USDA, the University of Maryland and the University of Vermont.
- Manure Slurry Seeding of Cover Crops
In late 2009, a team of researchers and educators from Michigan State University and Purdue University, lead by Dr. Tim Harrigan, was awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to demonstrate a new, no-till compatible manure application and cover crop establishment method--manure slurry seeding-- which was first developed at MSU. This site will give goals, objectives, publications and videos on the project. Compiled by the Midwest Cover Crops council and funded by NRCS.
- Midwest Cover Crops Council Website
The goal of the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) is to facilitate widespread adoption of cover crops throughout the Midwest, to improve ecological, economic, and social sustainability.
- Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm - WEBINAR
The presenters will discuss the use of cover crop “cocktails” or mixtures to achieve multiple goals on the farm, including weed suppression, nitrogen scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Results from a study of winter cover crops in a grain and forage research project at the Penn State Rock Springs Research Farm and from several Pennsylvania farms will be shown. We will also review issues of cover crop timing, termination, and general management to aid in farmer insight and adoption of cover crop mixes.