Join The Land Connection on Thursday, August 22, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL for our workshop on Farm Workplace Safety. Farming is strenuous work. Working in the fields, washing and packing up produce, transporting it to wholesale and retail outlets. All of these activities present different stresses for […]
by Eva Moss, Farm Commons As farmers, you’re no stranger to challenges whether in the field, at market, in the office, or at home. Farming takes guts, especially when facing complex legal issues. However, the key to legal resiliency often isn’t in knowing more law – it’s in building strong relationships. Because that’s just what […]
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Mon, 11/26/2018 – 3:48pm Back in September at the National Direct Ag Marketing summit, I got the chance to present a poster on TLC’s work combining grants to bolster our farmers market and food access programming (more about that trip in a past blog entry). In a nutshell, our poster […]
In my short time as the new Farmer Training Program Manager here at The Land Connection (it’s been just over a month!), I’ve been hitting the road to talk with folks and explore opportunities for best meeting the needs of our central Illinois farming community. A little over a week ago I was able to […]
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Often times when we think of farms we think of pastures, row crops, barns, and fresh produce. Many people don’t think of the wildlife that lives on and around the farmed land. How does the wildlife interact with the farmland and the crops being grown or animals being raised? In what ways are different species […]