Submitted by Taidghin O’Brien on Mon, 02/18/2019 – 4:44pm On Friday, February 15, I attended the Chicago Food Policy Summit in Chicago and got a chance to hear about many of the policy topics that are being addressed in Illinois this year that have a direct impact on our food system. While some of the […]
Submitted by Cassie Carroll on Fri, 01/20/2017 – 8:18am Oh grants – I know grant applications are intimidating, especially if you’ve never written one before. We all hear the horrors of lengthy applications, multiple forms, unclear directions, etc…. but if you have an idea, there are some simple steps you can take to prepare your […]
Submitted by Bob Porter on Mon, 12/14/2015 – 9:24am This was the big question we talked about at the Sangamon Aquifer Celebration in Decatur last week. It’s actually a question I hear a lot at public events. People are well aware that the average age of farmer’s is headed upward, and they’re deeply concerned about what […]
Submitted by Magdalena Casper on Thu, 12/19/2013 – 1:58pm There are a couple different kinds of conservation easements, and they make good sense for different situations. But first, what exactly is an easement? In essence, it is a restrictive covenant placed on a piece of land that ensures that the land can only be used […]
Sun, 09/23/2012 – 3:42pm One of summer’s unsung heroes is the humble squash. Their delicate skins and flesh cannot be waxed, and so they tend to have a short shelf life, and except for zucchini have all but disappeared from grocery stores. All the more reason to get thee to a farmers market! A New […]
Fri, 03/02/2012 – 1:57pm Brian Poeppel Spray Drift Presentation from Steven Marx on Vimeo.