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longhouse food revival 2014!

This annual gathering is the Woodstock of food—an intense, weekend symposium designed to raise the bar on how food stories are told and to connect generations of food-inspired artists, writers, web producers, documentary filmmakers, and broadcasters. Every year, LongHouse focuses on a single story to create a multi-media Pop-Up Food Magazine that allows participants to […]

Posted: August 1 2014
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farm transitions in the midwest

During the summer of 2013, Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings journalism intern Alex Baumhardt interviewed families in Minnesota and Wisconsin that were in various stages of farm transitions. The following five “Farm Transition Profiles” are the result of those interviews. Ryan Batalden Profile: A Return to the Community Lauren & Caleb Langworthy Profile: Teeming with […]

Posted: April 11 2014
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inspiring videos from a fellow greenhorn

You guys continue to inspire us! We just heard from Deann Horak who had this to say: About 5 years ago I saw a picture of Severine in an in-flight magazine on Midwest Express. She was so happy holding a goose and eating an apple. The accompanying story was really inspiring and something about that […]

Posted: March 4 2014
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one outcome of drought in california

...would be incentives for other regions  to begin and expand vegetable production. Indeed here they are, stepping high! Imagine the job creation potential...OH WAIT, you don't have to: Leopold Center did an Iowa jobs report. The Seeds of a New Generation by Michael Moss for the New York Times John D. Jackson lives in the […]

Posted: March 2 2014
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MOSES new farmer summit

New Farmer Summit April 4-5, 2014 Primrose Valley Farm Belleville, Wisconsin (near New Glarus & Madison) Two full days of workshops, networking, hands-on learning, organic food and fun! 24 workshops focused on issues on the minds of new farmers Pre-summit farm tours with a light lunch April 3 Friday evening dance with live folk music and […]

Posted: February 16 2014
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moses conference, coming right up.

La Crosse, Wis. Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2014 The MOSES Conference, started 25 years ago with 90 people who wanted to learn more about farming organically, has grown to become the country’s foremost educational and networking event for the organic community. The people involved in organic and sustainable farming tend to be passionate about […]

Posted: February 11 2014
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women in sustainable ag!

The National Conference is coming right up. November 6-8, Des Moines, IA Gather with women farmers, advocates and landowners from across the US engaged in healthy food and farming for a unique mix of sharing, learning, field tours, and seasonal food from Midwest women farmers! Keynotes by Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank, Pakou Hang of the Hmong American Farmers […]

Posted: August 28 2013
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the land connection

More great resources for you Midwest greenhorns. The Land Connection is an educational nonprofit dedicated to preserving  and protecting our agricultural heritage through farmer training programs, sharing resources on how to acquire farmland and facilitating connections between people who own farmland, want to farm, and love healthy food.  The organization is based out of central Illinois, […]

Posted: August 8 2012
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midwest happenings

via the Inn Serendipity newsletter - a good one! Speed Skilling and Open House at Inn Serendipity:  Sat. July 14 & Sat. Oct. 6 Thanks to strong response to the first one last year, we’ll be hosting two Speed Skilling sessions this year in partnership with Transition Green County daylong events from 10-4 pm during which area community friends […]

Posted: July 9 2012
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FLOODS IN THE MIDWEST

pay heed. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/03/us/FLOOD.html?ref=mississippiriver these are profound images of agriculture being forced to absorb the overrun of the missisippi. Paving, channelling, developing wetlands. over tiling, distrurbing hydrology, climate change. The waters are rising. The gasoline prices are rising. Farmers feel this first.  

Posted: June 23 2011