STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Baby Artichokes -- Pure and Simple
When I visited Green Scene Organic Market in Walker a couple of weeks ago, I was given a lesson on artichokes that covered both the large globe artichokes and the smaller variety referred to as baby a... Posted on 6/3/12 at 3:17 PM
Gary Brever was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Minnesota Jaycees for his work in advancing the agricultural career, soil and water conservation practices, and contributions to the well-being of his community, state and nation
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now taking registrations for the 2013 Minnesota Organic Conference, to be held January 11-12 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. More than 500 people are expected to attend.
A new report issued by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) shows that 2011 was generally a good year for certified organic crop producers in the state, and somewhat challenging for organic dairy farms, although there was a high degree of variability across farm types and sizes.
As farmers markets begin opening for the season, more Minnesotans will be buying and preparing fresh, locally grown foods. For consumers interested in buying organic products, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises looking for the USDA organic label, certifier seal, or asking to see an organic certificate.
Plan now for a mid-January jaunt to St. Cloud and the 2012 Minnesota Organic Conference. The annual event will grow in 2012 to include even more trade show vendors, educational breakout sessions, and nationally renowned keynote speakers, according to organizers.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds certified organic growers and manufacturers that the deadline to apply for the 2010-11 Minnesota Organic Certification Cost Share Program is October 31.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking members to fill seven scheduled vacancies on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). Authorized by Minnesota Statute, the OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve organic agriculture in the state.
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