Wed, 03/07/2012 – 8:49am Congratulations to Land Connection founder Terra Brockman on her Women’s History Month award from Lt. Governor Sheila Simon.
Tue, 01/03/2012 – 6:35am In the new piece by journalist Barry Estabrook, he tells the tale of two beef producers. They’re right across the valley from each other, but are worlds apart in their practices. Harris Ranch Beef Company has over 100,000 animals standing around in their manure, fed grain and antibiotics, with not a […]
Tue, 02/22/2011 – 1:59pm 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 […]
Mon, 01/24/2011 – 8:32am You never know who you’re going to meet at a conference or field day or talk. At the Specialty Growers and Organic Conference, I got to catch up with many of our Central IL Farm Beginnings graduates and find out what they’re doing and how things are going. But the most […]
Sun, 11/14/2010 – 3:18pm Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of us are already planning to travel in order to spend the holiday with friends, family, and loved ones. But just because you’re going to rack up some miles doesn’t mean your meal has to. In fact, this Thanksgiving, make sure that your […]
Tue, 10/12/2010 – 3:44pm One of the oft-repeated criticisms of family organic farming is that family organic farmers “cannot feed the world.” The first response to this should be that chemical farming is not feeding the world, so it’s a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. The next should be to look at […]