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 idea for a grant application, no matter the format […]
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 for a designated purpose. Restrictive covenants are perhaps most […]
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 […]
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by Doug Gucker, State Co-coordinator, Illinois SARE Looking for the latest research information on sustainable farming? Needing a grant to fund needed farmer-driven research to solve a current problem in your sustainable food production? If you are, then the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program is here to help you with timely research information […]
Last week we had a great time hanging out at Riggs Brewery, drinking beers and talking soil and nutrient retention with more than 40 of our region’s row crop farmers and farmland owners. The purpose was threefold: Grow your local network of farmers that you can turn to for insight and advice. Learn about the […]