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Come & Get It!

What you need to know to serve food on your farm


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Four Open Grant Programs

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  • Partnership Grants - proposals due October 29

  • Youth Educator Grants - proposals due November 12

  • Farmer-Rancher Grants - proposals due December 3


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Great Plains agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated


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Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter, Spring 2015



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Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

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Una Guía para Desarrollar un Plan de Negocios para Granjas y Ranchos


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MISA's Mission:

The purpose of The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond.

To stimulate thinking and discussion about sustainability, we try to present items that reflect different points of view. This being the case, we aren't promoting and don't necessarily agree with everything we publish.


The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and community-based nonprofit organizations.

See Also:

Endowed Chair

Forever Green Initiative

Green Lands Blue Waters

Minnesota NCR-SARE

Organic Food & Agriculture

Regional Partnerships

Student Organic Farm

Twin Cities Urban Agriculture