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., […]

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, […]

News from IL Organic Growers Association: Educational Events, Growers Sought, Land Available

Dear Illinois Organic Grower: We had a very successful conference Jan 10-11. Thanks to all who presented, attended workshops, came to our annual meeting, and/or stopped by our booth. Annual meeting notes will be sent out next week. In the meantime, here are some more upcoming events, people looking for organic producers, and other items […]

eOrganic webinars in January

New Webinars in January: Ancient Grains, Organic System Plans, Pecan and Peach, GMO Crops Register now for new eOrganic webinars in January! Advance registration is required, and the webinars are free and open to the public. Topics include ancient grains, developing an organic system plan for row crops, pest and disease control in pecan and […]

Organic Track at IL Specialty Growers, Agritourism, and Organic Conference Jan 10-11, 2013

Come join us at the IL Specialty Growers, Agritourism, and Organic Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield on January 10-11, 2013. Below are descriptions of the sessions in the two organic tracks. Click for a full conference program including times, non-organic sessions, and January 9 pre-conference workshops. Submit this form by December 28, […]

Webinar: NOP and NRCS Requirements

The standards set up by the National Organic Program, which task operators to actively maintain or improve the soil, water and biodiversity of their land, are often complicated, confusing even the most experienced farmers and ranchers.   To this end, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is hosting a webinar entitled ‘Links between Biodiversity […]

6th National Small Farm Conference

On September 18-20 the USDA will be hosting the 6th National Small Farm Conference in the Downtown Marriott in Memphis, Tennessee, and registration for the event is now open. The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnering for Success of Small Farmers and Ranchers” and over 800 people from places such as land-grant universities, community-based […]