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Conferences, Courses, Workshops
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FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

December 4 & 5, Rochester, MN

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Farmers' Market Academy

8 workshops across Minnesota, from Dec. 1 to Feb. 10
Featuring training for the new Cottage Food Law

Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects


Cover Cropping for Pollinators & Beneficial Insects

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Organic Transition Planner

Print copies available!


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Making the Transition to Organic: 10 Farm Profiles


USDA New Farmers Website


USDA New Farmers Website

Health Equity Guide


Health Equity Guide: Minnesota Food Charter

PDF, 3.6 Mb

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Two Open Grant Programs:


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Farmer-Rancher Grants - proposals due December 3

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Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter, Summer 2015



MISA Publications

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Discovering Profits in Unlikely Places

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Whole Farm Planning
(updated 2011)


Minnesota Institute
for Sustainable Agriculture

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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