What's New?

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