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  1. Study Compares Organic and Conventionally Farmed Soils


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    Larry Phelan of Ohio State discovered that plants grown in biologically active and complex soils, like those farmed organically, are more resistant to drought, pests, weeds and nutrient spikes.

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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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      • An Introduction to Companion Planting


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        Horticulturalist Abram Bicksler explains the hows and whys of companion planting. His talk is paired with useful slides, recommended readings and sprinkled with a bit of history. A sound introduction! …

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        • UC-Davis's Student Farm, Lessons for Illinois with Mark Van Horn


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          Since 1977 UC-Davis's student farm has proven fertile ground for research, experiential learning and community building. There's a lot we can learn from their successes and failures. In…

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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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            • Mulvaney Mass Spec


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            • 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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              • 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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                • A Sustainable Research Agroecosystem


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                  A multidisciplinary team of planners, landscape architects and engineers created a comprehensive sustainable design for the University of Illinois's research farm. This talk is a excellent…

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                  • Energy Grasses: From Field to Furnace at the 09 Farm Progress Show


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                    Farmers were introduced to an end to end energy grass economy at the 09 Farm Progress Show. Join them in learning about the grasses, how they're grown, how they're processed, and how communities…

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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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                      • 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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