Local Food Business Seminar Series
Wisconsin DATCP together with 19 other organizations, including the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, are announcing the Local Food Business Seminar Series.
Food Safety Modernization Act Workshops — Bring Your Laptop!
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, envisions tremendous changes to food safety policy, particularly regarding harvesting, handling, and processing of fresh produce. As people who support local farmers and the access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods that they help provide, you have the opportunity to voice your opinions on these rules and make sure that the FDA implements fair food safety provisions on all producers.
Instilling Knowledge: Robert Pierce on Local Food Education and Youth in South Madison
The Institute was pleased to welcome its new Assistant Policy Program Director, George Reistad, who began his new job in August 2013. As part of his orientation to the diverse world of leaders and innovators in Sustainable Agriculture, George is interviewing people with whom we work, representing many different facets of sustainable agriculture in Wisconsin and the nation. This article is the first in a series he is calling, “Sustainable Agriculture Profiles from My Learning Journey.”
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities
Contained is a press release on the Specialty Crop Block Grants awarded in 2013. There is a link to the SCBG website if you would like to see the kind of projects they just funded in your state. They do not typically fund individuals, but organizations that meet the marketing or research priorities of this program for horticultural crops.