What's New?

February 28, 2022

Survey Seeks Info to Boost Markets for Smaller MN Farms

Regenerative Ag Ideas Network (REGAIN)

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association Conference Recordings

Managing stress and grief caused by big storms, tree loss and climate change

Minnesota Field Crop Variety Trails

November 29, 2021

10 Videos: Re-Integrating Grazing Livestock in Row Crop Country

New Edition of Cover Crop Field Guide

October 29, 2021

The Story of Nitrogen

MN Dept of Agriculture Drought Resources

2021 Gulf Hypoxia Shelfwide Cruise Report

Farmers' Guide to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

September 17, 2021

Condonacion para el Programa de Proteccion al Pago

Kernza farmers see a market for earth-friendly grain

Understanding FSMA's Preventive Controls Rule: A Guide for Grain Businesses

2021 Conservation Practitioner Poll

From ‘Weed’ to ‘Worthwhile’: Pennycress Makes Cover Cropping Viable

"In Her Boots" Podcast: Boot(less) the Re-Release

August 20, 2021

Our Journey to a Transformed Agriculture: A Human-Centered Approach

August 3, 2021

Midwest Grazing Exchange

Developing a Crop to Clean Water

July 2, 2021

The Perennial Kitchen

Barriers that Constrain the Adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Allotments

PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

Current Capacity Not Meeting Rising Demand for Locally Raised Meats

CSA's and regenerative agriculture's ties to Black history

May 21, 2021

New kind of wheat shows promise for cleaning soil, water

The Perennial Kitchen

Green Lands Blue Waters Civic Scientists Series

Farm Commons: Checklist of Selected Legal Obligations when Hiring a Farm Employee

Relish: American Hazelnuts

April 9, 2021

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Publications

Silvopasture Case Studies

MN Farmers' Market Association wins Gus Schumacher Award

Programa de Proteccion de Pago

MISA Seeks New Board Members

Forever Green Cookbook

Paycheck Protection Program

Livestock on the Land feature film

Special COVID-19 Issue of Journal of Agromedicine

January 21, 2021

Climate-smart trees take root in northeast Minnesota

New Markets Cost Share

Jersey Asparagus Varieties being Discontinued

Minnesota Organic Conference

December 23, 2020

Soil Health Case Studies

America's Diverse Family Farms: USDA-ERS Report

Land Policy: Towards a More Equitable Farming Future

Double-Cropping with Pennycress

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

AGRI Farm to School "Full Tray" grant

AGRI Farm to School "First Bite" mini-grant

November 30, 2020

Protect Our Meat, Milk, and Poultry Processors Cost-Share

Livestock Processing Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Deep Winter Greenhouse Construction Documents

November 18, 2020

Segundo Programa de Asistencia Alimenticia por Coronovirus (Conocido como CFAP2)

One-on-One Coaching for Farmers to Start Online Sales

Crop Diversification Can Help Environment without Sacrificing Yields

Nov & Dec School Garden Webinars

Grassland 2.0: Caring for the land is caring for ourselves

Subsidio AGRI Demostracion de Agricultura Sustentable (YouTube)

October 27, 2020

Midwest Grazing Exchange

How to Apply for Grants

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

Farm to School Virtual Field Trip

Prompted by Pandemic, Digital Markets Connect Small Farms to Consumers

Online Sales at Farmers' Markets

Potential Masking Violation Scam

September 17, 2020

Improved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

Diversifying crop rotations improves environmental outcomes, keeps farms profitable

Pollinator Summit

Get Farmers Online: One on One Coaching

Programa de Asistencia Alimentaria por Coronavirus (CFAP)

Food Safety Video for Farmers Selling to Schools

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Webinar

Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches and Agri-Tourism - what COVID rules apply?

Dennis Johnson Obituary

National Farmers' Market Managers Survey Results

August 24, 2020

Showcasing New Oilseed Crops from Farm to Table

Paycheck Protection Program

COVID-19 Grants, Programs, and Cost-Share

Mystery Seeds in the Mail

July 24, 2020

Livestock Processing Survey Report

Country Time Lemonade Stand Bailout

COVID-19 Grants, Programs, and Cost-Share

Farm Aid COVID Farmer Resilience Initiative Fund

July 10, 2020

The Benefits of Birds on the Farm

Aggregation and Sale of Farm Products | agregación y venta de productos agrícolas

2020 Kernza Meeting

COVID-19 Video Series: Reducing Risks on Farms

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Webinars

Get Farmers Online!

Late Planting, Re-Planting, Succession Planting Video

June 19, 2020

Safe on the Farm Cost-Share

New COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements

COVID-19 Response: Paycheck Protection Program Updated, Deadline to Apply 6/30/20

"Dirt Rich" Podcast

Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit

Green Lands Blue Waters: Breathe In, Breathe Out

June 5, 2020

Adding Pick-up & Order Options at Farmers' Markets Through COVID-19

Emergency Carcass Disposal

New Markets Cost-Share Program

School & Community Gardens During COVID-19

FAQ about COVID-19 for fruit & vegetable farms, gardens, and markets

COVID-19 Response Plan Template for Fruit & Vegetable Farms

CSA Shares in Minnesota

Number of People Who Can Be In a Farmers' Market Space

Safe at the Farmers' Market Cost-Share

April, 2020

Coping with Rural and Farm Stress

MOSES Organic Farming Podcasts


Farm to Grocery Toolkit

Guidance for Minnesota Farmers’ Markets and Vendors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farm Commons Podcasts on COVID-19 Legal Issues for Farmers

Local Foods College - Rapid Response Webinars

March, 2020

Immediate Wholesale Market Needs Survey

MISA's COVID-19 Page

Farmers' Markets Exempt from COVID-19 Closure

February, 2020

Carbon Farming

TransFARMation: Farm Stress in Farm Children

Fresh and Local All Year Long - A Report on Farm to Summer Successes

January, 2020

Perennial Fruit

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

Farm to School Workshops 2020

Willie Lockeretz passes - a legend and a visionary

MOSES Organic Research Forum - submissions due Jan. 10

Pennycress Picks Up After Sweet Corn

December 27, 2019

Wild Farm Alliance Video

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Begins

In Memorium: Bruce Miller

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training

Mentors Help Farming Hopefuls Find Land

Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Women in Sustainable Ag Conference

Farm to School Month

Minnesota NRCS YouTube Channel

Food | Ag | Ideas Week

September 6, 2019

Farm to Head Start Case Studies

Continuous Living Cover Manual

Minnesota Garlic Festival

2019 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Report

Goat Grazing for Buckthorn Control

Viburnum Leaf Beetle Discovered in Minnesota

July 26, 2019

Cover Crop Economics

Organic Agronomy Training Series

Global Farming Trends Threaten Food Security

Nominations Open for MISA Board of Directors

July 3, 2019

Late Planting, Re-Planting, and Succession Planting Webinar

Kernza Farm Tour

Solberg Family is Wadena County Farm Family of the Year

June 20, 2019

U of MN Develops New Cash Crop

Locavore Index 2019, Strolling of the Heifers

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program

2019 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Forecast

May 30, 2019

Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System

Come & Get It! What You Need to Know to Serve Food on Your Farm

Using High Tunnels to Protect Raspberries from Spotted Wing Drosophila

Perennial Fruit

TransFARMation Radio & Podcast Series on Farmer Stress

Warning of Possible Scam Targeting Farmers' Markets

March 27, 2019

In Twin Cities Restaurants, Artisan Grain Use is on the Rise

Acidified Foods Training for Entrepreneurs and Food Processors

Sowing the Seeds of Success

Johnson Research Internship

Soil Health, Human Health Research Priorities

2019 Midwest Soil Health Summit YouTube Channel

Schools Add Healthy, Local to the Menu

Grain by Grain

Without Farmers You'd be Hungry, Naked, and Sober

Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook

January 31, 2019

Agronomist Handbook - Partnership for Ag Resource Management

Congratulations to Jim Riddle & Joyce Ford, MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year

Supporting Beneficial Birds & Managing Pest Birds

Women for the Land | American Farmland Trust

MN Farmers' Market Association Conference

Food Innovation Team Helps Small Businesses Navigate Minnesota's Complex Food Laws

January 3, 2019

Deep Winter Greenhouse Manual

Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: 2004 to present (PDF)

December 18, 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Grower Survey

Cattle in Your Aspen Woodlands

2018 Field Crop Trials, MN Ag Experiment Station

Remembrance of Bob Berglund, Ag Secretary under President Carter

Sign Up Now to be Minnesota Grown Member

World Soil Day

MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program

November 27, 2018

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, & Community Development - Farm to School/Farm to Childcare issue

Sowing the Seeds of Success: A new set of learning tools for Minnesota farmers

Why We Need Small Farms

Dirt Rich: Healthy Soil Movement Gains Ground in Farm Country

November 2, 2018

U of MN Extension Farmland Rent & Economics

Chris Blanchard Remembrance

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

NRCS Soil Survey Tools

Advocacy and Crisis Resources

Great Lakes Apple Crunch

Local Foods College

Carrots, Young Farmers & MN’s Future

Farmers in Southern MN Test Soil Health w/ Buried Undies

Our Farms, Our Future Podcast

September 25, 2018

Small Grains Conference Proceedings

Farms Under Threat | American Farmland Trust

New Food Safety Team Assists Food Businesses

September 10, 2018

North Central SARE Farmer-Rancher Grant

Food | Ag | Ideas Week

Beyond Farmers' Markets: Helping Small Growers Get Fresh Produce into Grocery Stores

New Crops Hold Promise for Economic Growth, Environmental Protection

August 14, 2018

Food Dignity

Gleaning Fresh Produce for Hunger Relief

What's Killing my Kale? Podcast

Good Food Access Program Grantees

Winter Camelina

Food Lost on the Farm

Scam Alert: Fake Health Inspectors

Obituary for Dwight Ault, 1930-2018

Grocery Buses Bring Harvest to Food Deserts

National Sustainable Agriculture Oral History Archive

Grocers, growers, garlic: Can locally grown take root in Minnesota?

June 20, 2018

Agroforestry Institute

MISA 25th Anniversary Garden Party

Summer Meals Food Safety Kit

2018 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Prediction

Last Chance to Complete Census of Agriculture

Urban Food Systems Symposium

How to Use Social Media for Your Farm Business

Cultivating Climate Resilience on Farms and Ranches

May 18, 2018

Farms Under Threat: The State of America's Farmland

Product of the Farm/Selling Minnesota

MISA 25th Anniversary Survey

Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast

May 1, 2018

Farm to Early Care

Grassland plants react unexpectedly to high levels of carbon dioxide

Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide Mobile App

North Gate Commons for Cornercopia

MN Aquaponics Symposium

Unique Agricultural Heritage Sites

MN Agricultural Education Leadership Council Blueprint

Kernza: A Better Grain -- 4/15/18 "Best of Earth Day"

April 11, 2018

Update: Food Safety Modernization Act Exemptions

Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

Scam Alert from Mill City Farmers' Market:

Just received word this morning from a vendor that he's been receiving many texts from someone claiming to be a "Vendor Organizer at Mill City Market" and she needs him to sign documents for her asap. Wanted to drop a line to you all to let you know this is happening to us, which means it's possible a similar scam could be affecting other markets as well.

Scam Alert from City of Minneapolis:

Minneapolis food establishments should be aware of a scam perpetrated on food establishments in Hennepin County. Businesses should be on alert.

Minneapolis health inspectors will never accept direct payments. All payments to the City of Minneapolis are made to "Minneapolis Finance." If you have questions, call 311 (612-673-3000 outside Minneapolis) and ask to speak with Environmental Health.

Several restaurant owners have received phone calls reportedly from the County Health Department. The caller states that there are illness complaints against the restaurant, and the caller demands a small credit card payment to cover the cost of the special inspection that supposedly will be forthcoming. If the owner does provide their credit card number, the caller may then tell the owner the credit card data provided didn’t work and demand a second credit card number. This is an illegal ploy to gain access to your financial accounts.

If you receive such a call, or have fallen victim to this scam, please notify the Minnesota Attorney General’s office at 651-296-3353. To make a Minneapolis non-emergency police report, call 311 (612-673-3000 outside Minneapolis) or submit an online police report.

March 23, 2018

Perennial Fruit

Sara George is a Healthy Eating Champion

MN Farmers' Market Association Spring Conference

Maximizing Soil Health! Workshops with Ray Archuleta, the Soil Guy

Building the Right Business Structure for Your Farm

MISA's Recognition Award from SFA

Agroforestry Systems May Play Vital Role in Mitigating Climate Change

Achieving Profitability with Fruits and Vegetables

Agricultural Safety Awareness Program

Urgent Cottage Food Notice: Possible Fraudulent Inspector

Local Food Fact Sheet Series

February 19, 2018

UMN Study Shows Wetlands Provide Landscape-scale Reduction in Nitrate Pollution

Conservation Stewardship Program Resource

Come & Get It! What You Need to Know to Serve Food on Your Farm

Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference

North Central SARE Call for Professional Development Proposals

"Nutshells Series" from Savanna Institute

Local Food Fine Print Podcast

January 24, 2018:

Handbook for Conservation Districts on Environmental Markets

Navigating Proposed Minnesota Food Code Revisions

Minnesota Farm Link

Research Outlines Interconnected Benefits of Urban Agriculture

Farm to School & Early Care Success in MN (Video)

MN Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

Down on the Farm: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times

North Central SARE Winter Field Notes 2017

December 30, 2017:

Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Training for Growers

Minnesota Grown Directory Listing: Due Now

Using Cattle and Cover Crops to Create Cash and Healthy Soil

December 5, 2017:

Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter (Issue 2, 2017)

NCR-SARE Farmer-Rancher Grants

November 13, 2017:

Twin Cities Urban Agriculture

Planter Setup for Cover Crops (video)

2017 National Conference on Cover Crops

Local Foods, Local Places Toolkit

November 3, 2017:

25th Annual Kuehnast Lecture: Mark Seeley

NCR-SARE Seeks Nominees for Administrative Council

Nutritious U

AGRI Farm to Early Care Grants

AGRI Farm to School Grants

Landscape Resiliency and Climate Adaptation

Food Access Summit

October 24, 2017

Small Farms: Stewards of Global Nutrition?

Obituary for Ralph Joseph Lentz

Soil Health, Water and Climate Change

Food from Farms: Toolkit for Direct Purchasing of Local Food

Obituary for Bruce Frederick Bacon

The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat but Grows Like a Prairie Grass

Working with Your Meat Processor