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Midwest Organic Conference

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The Land Connection staff members, and many local farmers are heading up to LaCrosse Wisconsin today.  There, we will get together with over 2,500 other organic growers and supporters of organic agriculture from dozens of Midwest states and beyond, and participate in meetings, workshops, and the all-important conversations in hallways and in front of the bulletin boards. 

Farmland (and Farmhouse) Available

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The "Route 24" corridor that runs like a narrow (2-lane) belt across the mid-section of Central Illinois is sprouting more and more organic acres. We recently spoke with a family near Forrest, IL and learned of a great opportunity for a beginning farmer. Available immediately is a two bedroom home with about 3 acres ready to be planted. The property also features a large building with a concrete floor and garage doors that could be used for packing vegetables, assembling beehives, or whatever you are interested in doing.

Local Farmers to Join Panel following Living Downstream screening at Normal Theater

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Some people feel depressed, even paralyzed, after learning about the multiple carcinogens we inhale with each breath, imbibe with each sip of water, and eat when we indulge in most foodstuffs. But there is hope! And when it comes to our food, that hope is embodied in local organic farmers who grow great food without applying poisons. As Sandra Steingraber wrote in the 2nd edition of Living Downstream:


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