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, […]

2012 IOGA Field Day Schedule

IOGA has scheduled the following field days for 2012: Sustainable Farm Practices August 15, 2012, 6:00 PM Andy Anderson Farm, 2190 N. 45th Rd, Leland, IL 60531 Andy has been slowly transitioning his small acreage into sustainable practices. Although he does not use organic practices many of his practices such as compost beds for raising […]

9/1 Field Day: Involving Institutions in Local Food Systems

Pre-registration is required. Online registration has closed. Please call 217-528-1563 to inquire if space is still available. Private producers, university student farm staff, and university buyers will share ideas about how to involve institutions in local food networks. The focus will be on universities, but the lessons can be applied to other large institutions, such […]

August 1 Registration Deadline for Allison Farm Field Day

Remember to register for the 2011 Allison Farm Field Day by August 1. Click here to register. Event highlights: Keynote lunch speaker: internationally recognized conservation farmer and Tillage Radish pioneer Steve Groff of Cover Crop Solutions Free lunch featuring local farm products Morning session on carbon sequestration, nutrient management, cover crops, and other strategies for […]

Wanted: Your Feedback on a University Student Field Day

The new IOGA Student Committee is discussing a possible September field day focused on university students. Committee members would like your feedback via comments to this post, or email to illinoisorganicgrowers@gmail.com. Proposed title: “Getting started: Small farm equipment and institutional buying/sourcing” (Those seem to be top questions for new farmers and for the student farm) […]