Are you interested in doing something special with your whole tray to celebrate Food Day during Farm to School Month this year? The Midwest Menu might be just what you are looking for! In the spirit of collective celebration, all schools across the Midwest are invited to serve a coordinated lunch tray featuring local and regional foods on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.
Join this webinar to hear the stories of food service staff who participated last year—they will share advice and answer questions to help you plan your own local foods celebration.
Each tray should include a chicke
This webinar will review the findings of a recently completed survey of Minnesota producers on current and potential farm to institution markets (e.g. K-12 schools, hospitals, etc.) in Minnesota and the surrounding region. The findings of the survey identify key challenges and opportunities for producers to expand engagement in such markets, including an understanding of the types of practices and resources needed for economically sustainable participation. Presenters from the collaborating organizations—the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farmi
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy hosted a webinar to provide more information on the second Rural Climate Dialogue in Grand Rapids, including outcomes, follow up, and a participant's perspective.
Bird flu has dominated the region’s news for the past few months as it sweeps the Midwest killing millions of chickens and turkeys in its path. Industrial poultry production in Minnesota and other states have been hit by a deadly strain of avian influenza A (H5N2) with the sources still unknown. To protect a 265.6 billion-dollar-a-year industry, the poultry sector has laid blame upon farm workers and wild waterfowl. In actuality, H5N2 demonstrates the sector’s dysfunctional economy of scale. Industrial poultry production survives solely by externalizing the damage it produces to c
Author and Panel Discussion
5:30 pm, open to all
Join author Liz Carlisle and farmer David Oien as they discuss "Lentil Underground," the story of a little known group of farmers who launched a unique sustainable food movement. Following their talk, a panel of university researchers, students, and farmers will discuss using legumes in diversified farming systems.
7:00 pm, $25—Advanced registration required The University of Minnesota will host a special dinner at 7:00 pm prepared by University Catering Executive Chef Scott Pampuch to celebrate the release of Lentil Undergro