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  1. University of Illinois Supplying Cafeterias from New Student Run Farm


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    Students at the University of Illinois are growing their own food on a campus farm. Visit the project's blog at: http://nreshortstudentfarm.blogspot.com/

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    • Farm Bill Underserves Low-Income Farmers


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      In the 1930's, farm commodity support programs helped small farmers survive the great depression. Who do they serve now? Dr. Robert Thompson, Gardner endowed chair of agricultural policy at…

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      • Fallow Land and Soil Structure


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        Farmer Henry Brockman makes the case for two year rest cycles for vegetable soils. Footage was shot during a field day at his family's Mackinaw River Valley farm in Illinois. henrysfarm.com/ Fall…

      • Cultivating Food Democracy: Victory Gardens for the 21st Century


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        Farmer and writer Terra Brockman explores the colorful history of victory gardens and explains how a return to citizen gardening could create healthful, secure and community-driven food systems. Ms.…

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        • Starting Out: A First Season on Gray's Farm


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          'Central Illinois Farm Beginnings' graduates Marty and Crystal Gray reflect on their first season in Donovan Illinois. Their produce can currently be found at the Division Street Market…

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          • Restoration Agriculture at University of Illinois


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            Students at the University of Illinois initiated a study of permaculture design in Spring 2012 at the Sustainable Student Farm on the South Farms of the Urbana, Illinois Campus. The study is called…

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            • Federal Commodity Support and Campaign Contributions Side by Side


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              How much government support goes to which agricultural commodities? How much money do those supported producers give back to politicians? Dr. Robert Thompson, Gardner Endowed Chair of Agricultural…

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              • Alfalfa and Vegetable Production


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                Organic Farmers Steve Pincus and Beth Kazmar, of Tipi Produce, discuss how and why they use alfalfa. Footage was taken during a field day on their farm outside of Madison Wisconsin. http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M4077

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                • Tipi Produce's Organic Potting Soil Recipe


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                  Organic Farmer Steve Pincus, of Tipi Produce, describes his ideal potting soil. Tipi Produce is located outside of Madison Wisconsin. You can find their produce in regional coops and whole food…

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                  • Study: New Ethanol Plant Doesn't Significantly Affect Local Land Use


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                    Study may show that a new corn ethanol plant in northern Illinois did not significantly affect the amount of corn grown, or the amount of acres growing corn in the surrounding area. Land use practices…

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                    • Taking Land Grants for Granted: How Land Grant Universities can remain relevant to 21st century farmers


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                      Fred Kirschenmann, former director of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, discusses how Land Grants must change drastically to address the future challenges of scarce water,…

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                      • Some Hard Truths You Should Know About Global Warming


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                        Atmospheric scientist and Nobel Laureate Michael Schlesinger gives a 'just technical enough' overview of global warming. Its causes, effects and potential impacts. An ideal presentation…

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