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The Illinois Organic Growers Association will be hosting a bike-to-farm tour event this fall in Champaign County. Take a ride through 7 organic farms and experience the beautiful views of the countryside, enjoy fresh food and meet the farmers behind it all. Increasing your knowledge about organic and sustainable agricultural practices is just another added […]

Grow some Grain, Save some Seeds, Be ...

Grow some Grain, Save some Seeds, Be a part of the Movement.

You can be a part of an effort to increase the diversity, resilience and flavor of our local food system! The Normal Seed Library and Grand Prairie Grain Guild are looking for a few good gardeners and farmers to help grow out rare seeds.   This growing season is their first opportunity to start variety […]

IL Specialty Growers, Agritourism, an...

IL Specialty Growers, Agritourism, and Organic Conference Information

Important Information Regarding the ILLINOIS SPECIALTY GROWERS, AGRITOURISM, AND ORGANIC CONFERENCE on January 7 – 9, 2015 in Springfield, IL: There are two Organic tracks on the 8th and 9th, which include a myriad of topics including Grain production, Sundry issues, Vegetable production, Fruit production, Soil and Fertility, and Livestock and Forage systems.  If you have been looking […]

Call-in to the IOGA Annual Meeting on...

Call-in to the IOGA Annual Meeting on January 9

IOGA’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference. If you are at the conference, please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend–learn more about IOGA and provide your input on priorities for 2014. Only members can vote for the […]

On-Farm Composting Workshop on Septem...

On-Farm Composting Workshop on September 10

University of Illinois Extension in conjunction with Illinois State University, the Department of Agriculture, and funded through a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service, is offering an On-Farm Composting Workshop and Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Sycamore, Ill. The field day will go from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., […]

News from IL Organic Growers Associat...

News from IL Organic Growers Association: Upcoming Summer/Fall Field Days

We are excited to share with you the 2013 Summer/Fall Field Days that are now available for registration.  Providing an array of learning opportunities, these field days will cover a wide variety of beneficial topics. See here for more detailed descriptions. SIU STUDENT FARM AND FIELD TO FORK TOUR Saturday, June 15, 8:00-10:00 am SIU […]

Spring 2013 Field Days

Spring 2013 Field Days

IOGA has the following field days scheduled for spring 2013: Getting Started with Treatment-Free Beekeeping May 18 at Acbees Apiaries near Waverly, IL 12:30 – 4:00 PM The Illinois Organic Growers Association and University of Illinois Extension are co-sponsoring a hands-on field day, Getting Started with Treatment-Free Beekeeping, on May 18, 2013, near Waverly, IL, […]