MISA operates several e-mail discussion groups as a service to Minnesota's sustainable agriculture community. We also include links to some discussion groups administered by our colleagues. Anyone may join these groups, and there are no fees. Proper discussion group etiquette ("Netiquette") is expected and will be enforced at the discretion of the group administrator.
The Sustag group consists of farmers, staff persons from government agencies, University of Minnesota faculty and staff members, members of non-profit organizations, and interested citizens. As a member of the Sustag group you will receive notices of sustainable agriculture events and field tours, links to the Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter, and notices of interesting articles and press releases. Sustag is administered by Kate Seager (firstname.lastname@example.org), MISA Program Associate.
SustAgMarket is a place where rural farmers, urban farmers, and sustainable agriculture-related business enterprises can exchange information about goods and services for sale or trade. SustAgMarket is administered by Jane Jewett (email@example.com), MISA Website Coordinator.
Healthy Debate is primarily a discussion and opinion listserv. MISA sponsors the "Healthy Debate" listserv as a forum for people to discuss their ideas and opinions regarding sustainable agriculture and its intersection with politics, society, and advocacy. Healthy Debate is administered by Jane Jewett (firstname.lastname@example.org), MISA Website Coordinator.
The Farm Transitions Discussion Group is designed to help farmers and farmland owners work through the issues involved in transferring farmland and farm businesses to the next generation. It is sponsored by Renewing the Countryside and administered by Teresa Opheim (email@example.com)
MNURBANFARMERS listserv provides a way for people engaged in urban farming activities to correspond with each other, ask questions, share resources and knowledge. MNURBANFARMERS is administered by Courtney Tchida (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences maintains a listserv for faculty and staff who are interested in organic food and agriculture. The listserv is used sparingly to announce funding opportunities and events that might be of interest and to request information used to compile information on activities here at the University of Minnesota related to organic food and agriculture. The list was established by Rob King, Professor, Department of Applied Economics. Organic_Initiative-L is administered by Ellen Carlson, email@example.com.
The Altswine group is a conversation among swine producers, Extension educators, and researchers about alternative methods of swine production, marketing, and sustainable agriculture topics. Altswine is administered by Wayne Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Program Director, Alternative Livestock Production Systems.
The UM-MEAT-GOATS listserv is owned by University of Minnesota Extension. This listserv is a conversation among goat producers, Extension educators, meat processors, and veterinarians about meat goat production and marketing. UM-MEAT-GOATS is administered by Wayne Martin (email@example.com), Associate Program Director, Alternative Livestock Production Systems.
The UM-Poultry group is a conversation among poultry producers, Extension educators, and researchers about alternative methods of poultry production, marketing, and sustainable agriculture topics. UM-Poultry is administered by Wayne Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Program Director, Alternative Livestock Production Systems.