IOGA Organic Fest

Register Here No need to be an IOGA member to come out and celebrate organic/sustainable farming and food. This event will be a potluck so please bring a dish to share, bonus points if you incorporate local, in season, farm-fresh, organic/sustainable ingredients (or any combination of the above). This event will be a caual affair […]

Illinois Local Grains and Local Markets- Workshop & Field Day

Register Here Presentations and discussions in this workshop are designed to raise awareness of the potential for regionally adapted grain to serve growing local and regional markets. The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. with presentations starting at 8:30 a.m. Speakers include Bill Davison from Illinois Extension, Allison Krill-Brown from the Department of Crop Sciences-University of Illinois, […]

USDA Organic Farming 2014 Survey and Results

USDA Organic Survey NASS is excited to announce the upcoming release of the 2014 Organic Survey results on August 31 at Noon ET. This report will provide the latest data for all known U.S. organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to organic production. In addition, NASS will conduct an organic survey in fiscal year 2016, which […]

WIU Allison Research Farm Organic Field Day

The 2015 Allison Organic Research Farm field day will take place on Thursday, August 13th at the Dakin and Allison Farms in southwest Warren County, Illinois. Presentations related to this year’s theme, New Opportunities in Organic Farming, will begin at the Dakin Farm at 9 am. The keynote presentation First Generation Organics on a Multi-Generation […]

You’re Invited! Organic Fest 2015 on Aug. 13

Register Here   You’re invited to Organic Fest 2015, hosted by Illinois Organic Growers Association. Join us to celebrate the season with food, fun, and festivities. All are welcome! When:  Thursday, August, 13th  immediately following the WIU Allison Organic Farm Field Day. Where: Allison Organic Farm in Warren County Time: Networking begins at 4:00 p.m., […]

Farm Commons Webinars

Many farmers rely on interns and apprentices for farm labor. Did you know specific and complex employment laws affect interns, apprentices and volunteers? Listen to the Farm Commons recorded webinar on the subject  to make sure your farm is building a strong, stable intern program. Also check out the 2014-15 Farm Law Basics Series with fourteen webinars available […]