Topic: Agriculture
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Brian DeVore

Land Stewardship Letter Editor / Media Coordinator
Land Stewardship Project

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Community Forestry Resource Center
CFRC promotes responsible forest management through the organization and support of sustainable forestry cooperatives and landowner groups.

Gardening, Urban Gardening, Parks & Agriculture & Forestry, and Open Space Resource Groups
This is a listing of state-wide and Twin Cities community gardening, urban agriculture and forestry, and open space organizations.

Land Stewardship Project
The Land Stewardship Project is a grassroots membership organization made up of farmers, rural & urban residents, working together to secure a healthful food supply, preserve soil, water and wildlife, & support diversified, profitable family-sized farms.

Local Food in Minnesota
A variety of resources are available for those interested in locally grown food in Minnesota, including a free Local Food: Where to Find It, How to Buy It guide. - Where you can find local farmers on the internet!
The web site with maps and a zip-code location finder that helps you find farm-fresh food grown close to home and marketed directly to you from the farmers who grew it.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - ATTRA
The excellent ATTRA web site and service provides information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Assistance - MN Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and MOFIE
The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) provides a wide range of assistance on sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture in Minnesota: State of the Business and Assistance
The Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP) was established in 1987 in response to concerns over the impact of conventional agricultural practices on farm profitability, health and the environment.

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
A farmer-run, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988 by farmers wishing to create an information-sharing network about sustainable farming practices.

Urban Farming: Examples; Policy; Technical Guides
Urban farming has many advantages and can be a significant contributor to community food supplies.

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Events Calendar
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8/10 Midwest Pantry Local Food and Gift Wholesale Show
8/18 -8/22 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 3rd & 4th grade
8/21 -9/1 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair
8/29 -8/31 North American Permaculture Convergence
9/1 -11/1 2014 Green Apple Season of Service
9/19 Happy Dancing Turtle Resilent Action Day
9/24 -11/19 Frontiers in the Environment: Can We Build a More Resilient Food Distribution System?
9/27 Stacking and Seeding

Ongoing Events
** Additional Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Events
Minnesota River Calendar of Events
U of MN Institute for the Environment Calendar
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
IATP's Percolate Discussion Series at the Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson's Love of the Natural World and her Fight to Defend it

Related Jobs
Position available: Agricultural Engineer

Position available: Baseline Field Technician

Position available: Field Crew Positions

Position available: Local Foods MN GreenCorps Member Position: Apply by September 8th

Position available: Northwest Field Specialist

Position available: Rural Programs Specialist

Position available: SFA Sustainability Conference Internships