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anne saxelby legacy fund: month-long, paid farm apprenticeships

Young, budding farmers and foodies, this one is for you - cheese-lovers, in particular! The Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund offers 17 to 22-year-olds month-long, paid apprenticeship opportunities on sustainable farms. The fund was created in honor of Anne Saxelby, renowned and beloved proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers in NYC, and aims to engage young folks in […]

Posted: February 21 2022
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5th annual perennial farm gathering

The 5th annual perennial farm gathering is coming up! Farmers, scientists, and people with a general interest in perennial crops and pastured livestock will all find it valuable to learn what other farmers are doing, what’s working well, and what needs more work. This year, the Savannah Institute is teaming up with the Green Lands Blue […]

Posted: October 30 2017
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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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call for film submissions

Biannual film fest in Madison is looking for projects focused on this years theme of Land.

Posted: March 15 2017
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heritage grass discovered in wisconsin

A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon begin to help boost cattle and dairy production in parts of the Upper Midwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Madison, Wisconsin, recently released the grass for commercial production. The grass, named "Hidden Valley," was discovered on a farmer's shaded hilltop in […]

Posted: January 21 2016
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farmer training in wisconsin!

  Since 2005 Stateline Farm Beginnings has been cultivating a new generation of farmers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Stateline Farm Beginnings is a one year training course sponsored by Angelic Organics Learning Center. It is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help people plan and launch sustainable farm businesses. Enrollment for this […]

Posted: September 26 2014
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soil sisters

a great idea!      http://mosesorganic.org/events/organic-field-days/soil-sisters-farm-tour/

Posted: July 30 2014
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think you know what a farmer looks like?

Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms. When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that, just a decade later, she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of […]

Posted: April 24 2014
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reminder: 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 $75 (includes meals and entertainment) Scholarships available! Apply here. $35 Pre-Summit farm tours with lunch April 3rd Friday evening […]

Posted: March 6 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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rally to stop the trans pacific partnership

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/72276251 w=500&h=375] Check out this video of the rally held in Madison, WI on Sat. Aug. 10th against Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  The TPP is the "mother" of all free trade agreements. Yikes!! Several hundred people attended.    

Posted: August 16 2013
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spring conference in WI

The Community Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (CISA) will take place April 5-7, 2013 at Lawrence University and Riverview Gardens in Appleton, WI. Our mission is to provide the necessary community, resources, and experience to establish and support new farmers.  We will provide a venue for young people to engage in conversations and educational activities. […]

Posted: February 27 2013
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if you're going to the MOSES conference...

  You'll want to check out this event. The Farm Beginnings Collaborative will host an evening Shindig on Friday, February 22nd. Farm Beginnings® is a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) initiative that provides participants a wide range of opportunities to learn firsthand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming. Launched in 1997, Farm Beginnings is a farmer-led, community […]

Posted: February 4 2013
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apprentice at dog song farm

Sarah and Evan at Dog Song Farm in Amery, Wisconsin seek an apprentice/intern for the 2013 season. We request a minimum commitment of April 1st through October 1st.  In 2013 we will raise meat (beef, lamb, chicken and possibly goose), eggs, honey, and vegetables for a 30 member CSA and local farmers' market. We are […]

Posted: December 31 2012
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intern at equinox community farm

Equinox Community Farm is currently accepting internship applications for the 2013 growing season. Equinox Community Farm is a small market farm and CSA located in Waunakee, WI just a twenty minute drive from downtown Madison. We raise a wide variety of vegetables as well as a number of herbs, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. We will […]

Posted: December 19 2012
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any greenhorns want to represent us in madison?

if so, please email [email protected] Sacred Agriculture 2012 Biodynamic Association Conference November 14-18, Madison, WI Join us on November 14-18, 2012, at the beautiful Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI, for an extraordinary event — the 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference. This biennial conference will bring together hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, activists, and interested […]

Posted: August 13 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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work for the rabblers

Who protect the organic industry from besmirchment and collusive bad boy behaviors by watchdogging mercilessly. Good for the small start-ups among us, really.  Though sometimes hard to like it. Connect Your Career and Your Heart --- Organic Farming Champions Wanted (locations: virtually-officed/national and Wisconsin) The Cornucopia Institute is a farm policy research group focused on […]

Posted: April 11 2012
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bike rides for farmers!

9th Annual Ride to Farm Saturday, June 2, 2012                                Ride to Farm is a bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF). Retiring farmers are leaving farming at a much faster rate than new farmers are starting. The school meets the critical need to train, […]

Posted: March 6 2012
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sisa conference, wisconson

SISA Conference 2012 The second annual Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference will take place on March 31st and April 1st of 2012 at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The conference will include: *A keynote address by agricultural economist John Ikerd *Presentations by students, farmers, and entrepreneurs *Screenings of documentaries "American Meat" and "Queen of […]

Posted: March 1 2012
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students taking initiative

"The Greenhorns" will be showing at this student-organized conference in Wisconsin. We like what Sophie is doing as a student farmer-organizer in the midwest. Her campus garden wasn't big enough, so they made a deal to grow more on local farmland. That's thinking laterally and enterprising beyond the campus container. College student farmers: you are […]

Posted: February 23 2011
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report from MOSES Organic Farming Conference in Wisconsin

Severine reports in from Wisconsin. I'm at the MOSES Organic Farming conference in downtown Lacrosse, Wisconsin. A wonderful small town in the "riftless" region on the state border with Minnesota and the beginning of the Mississippi river. This region is characterized by glorious limestone bedrock that has eroded into river valleys and lovely forested hills […]

Posted: February 24 2008