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.
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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!
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!