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June 13, 2012
Deadline approaches to apply for Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF) is June 26. The OATF advises the commissioner of agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Ag leaders advise consumers shopping for organic foods to look for certified label
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,...
May 12, 2012 - 11:58am
February 27, 2012
Scholarships available to transitioning and recently certified organic farmers
Transitioning to organic farming can present financial uncertainty for farmers, but a special program is available in Minnesota to help them accomplish their goals. The "Tools for Transition" program, led by the University of Minnesota (UMN), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)...
February 27, 2012 - 5:02pm
November 20, 2011
Minnesota Organic Conference set in St. Cloud
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. Scheduled January...
November 20, 2011 - 9:45am
October 22, 2011
Reminder to organic farmers to sign up for certification cost-share
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. "So far, we've received 50 more applications than we had at this same...
October 22, 2011 - 11:35am
May 7, 2011
Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force needs seven new members
ST. PAUL, Minn. - 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...
May 7, 2011 - 11:54am
February 13, 2011
Consumer representative needed on Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking a consumer representative to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF). The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
February 13, 2011 - 11:29am
January 16, 2011
Store opens at Minneapolis airport offering eco-friendly fashions
Natural Element has opened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) offering organic, recycled and sustainable clothing, footwear and accessories to the traveling public. Located at Terminal 1, Natural Element is one of the first shops of its kind to offer all eco-conscious...
January 16, 2011 - 11:38am
December 26, 2010
'The Splendid Table' host headlines Minnesota Organic Conference
Award winning public radio host and food author Lynne Rossetto Kasper will headline the Minnesota Organic Conference in St. Cloud on Friday night, January 14, in a talk that is free and open to the public. Kasper co-created and now hosts American Public Media's nationally syndicated...
December 26, 2010 - 11:11am
December 13, 2010
Registration discount ends Friday for organic farming conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Early bird registration discount ends Friday for the Minnesota Organic Conference. Scheduled January 14-15, 2011 at the Saint Cloud Civic Center, this farmer-oriented conference is packed with 36 educational breakout sessions, three keynote speakers and a large...
December 13, 2010 - 10:56am
December 5, 2010
Ag department's YouTube videos highlight organic farming
Organic or natural? When it comes to food labels, there is a difference - although the majority of consumers apparently don't know it. To help cut down on the confusion, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a series of six short YouTube videos that explain organic...
December 5, 2010 - 1:07pm
October 9, 2010
Organic certification cost share deadline is October 30
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota organic farmers and processors seeking certification have until October 30 to apply for the 2009-2010 Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
October 9, 2010 - 10:52am
September 4, 2010
Organic farmers not immune to economic slump
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new economic report on organic farming finds Minnesota organic farmers, like conventional farmers, saw their profitability drop sharply in 2009.
September 4, 2010 - 11:57am
June 11, 2010
Field day focuses on organics, sustainable farming
A free organic soil fertility and conservation farm field day will be held on Tuesday, June 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Organic farm near Parkers Prairie offers shares of its produce
For health-conscious people looking to incorporate clean, pesticide-free foods into their daily diet, Minnesota's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may be the answer. Individuals now have the opportunity to buy a share of this type of produce through Ploughshare Farm, a CSA organic...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am