Have you moved onto a property with neglected apple trees? Or perhaps you have missed out on pruning your trees for a while? You may be able to get your trees on the path towards productivity, but you have decisions to make over the next couple of years.
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The new 2018 Cottage Food Regulations are presented by Rebecca Osland, Manager of Government Relations for the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. She clarifies the Illinois Food Freedom Act which covers the Cottage Food rules.
The field day is an ideal opportunity for farmers to learn about weeding tools and techniques. PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL. will be hosting the event in the farm’s new packing shed, which also serves as a local Food Hub and Educational Center.
The On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) is a voluntary assessment to familiarize Illinois farmers with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
Come join us for the 2018 Pumpkin Field Day at Ewing Demonstration Center! We have over 75 pumpkin varieties planted, and will have field demonstration plots on disease and weed management. We will also showcase an ornamental corn variety trial.
Agriculture is full of exciting and rewarding opportunities. Farming is a tough job, but at the heart of it all, you'll see a vibrant community contributing to the future of our nation’s health and food security. Resources for new farmers!
The 2018 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) announces that proposals are now being accepted for four grants offered by the program.
The U of I Pesticide Safety Education Program has posted their private and commercial training clinics for the 2018-2019 season. Training and testing clinics as well as online clinics are currently taking registrations. Don't wait to sign up!
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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!