NIFA Infographic-Food-Related Energy Consumption

Infographic on Food-Related Energy Consumption and Outreach Education NIFA released an infographic today, “Promoting an Energy Efficient America with Outreach Education,” which highlights the State Energy Extension Partnership projects at Universities of Nebraska, Kentucky and Wisconsin,  Colorado Energy Master Program, Montana State University and University of Wyoming’s E3A Program. The infographic is also posted with […]

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National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is in Madison – June 2-4!

National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is in Madison – June 2-4! The National Farm to School Network is now accepting applications for scholarships to the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, which will take place in Madison, Wis., June 2-4, 2016. This event is the top national training and networking event for farm to cafeteria […]

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2015 USDA February Grant Writing Basics

The 2015 USDA February Grant Writing Basics webinar recording (webinar series 6) is now available at the following link- http://nifa.usda.gov/resource/usda-grant-writing-webinar-series-partnership-stakeholders One of the presenters was Margaret Krome of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute who gets rave reviews for her Grant Writing workshops.   If there are any questions about accessing the webinar, please contact: Denis […]

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Register for the Local Food Business Seminar: Know Your Buyer

Register now for the Know Your Buyer seminar, February 9-12 in Waukesha, Stevens Point and Madison. The seminar is part of the ongoing Local Food Business Seminar Series, hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection along with many partners, including Extension. The seminar will feature region-specific panel of people working in […]

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Local Food Business Seminar Series: Food Safety, Dec 1-4

The Local Food Business Seminar series continues with Food Safety seminars scheduled around Wisconsin from Dec. 1 to 4. Don’t be daunted by state and federal food safety regulations. Join meat and food safety experts at one of these seminars hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and a number […]

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Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.  Specific grant programs to be covered include:   USDA’s Value Added […]

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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods Webinar Series

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods  The USDA Farm to School Program will host two webinars each month to showcase the variety of ways school districts can purchase local foods. The webinars will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Topics will include everything from procurement basics to using […]

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Three New Studies on the Impact of Local Foods Available

    Poverty, Public Health and Local Foods:   Steven C. Deller, Laura Brown and Amber Canto Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Paper No. 572, February 2014, 38p. Abstract In this exploratory analysis we explore the interplay between poverty, public health and access to local foods using data for U.S. counties. We ask one […]

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Competitive Foods in Schools: Impact on Latino Students

Competitive Foods in Schools: Impact on Latino Students by Amy Alvig Korth, (608) 265-3232   Latino youth are more likely to be overweight or obese than their white peers and this health disparity is evident in schools.  A research review by Salud America!, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showcases the body of evidence that […]

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