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Food system extension work across the nation
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Bike-a-Bee Hopes To Take Urban Agriculture In Chicago To The Next Level (VIDEO)

Bike-a-Bee Hopes To Take Urban Agriculture In Chicago To The Next Level (VIDEO) | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

For one Chicagoan, an ideal community garden means so much more than patches of fruits, vegetables and plants. Urban BeeKeeping taken to a new level.

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NDHumanitiesCouncil's Channel - Key Ingredients Videos

NDHumanitiesCouncil's Channel - Key Ingredients Videos | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

This video was produced by the ND Humanities Council and by Prairie Public Broadcasting for the travelling Smithsonian exhibit "Key Ingredients: American by Food."

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High tunnels mean bigger yields in winter for Minnesota farmers | mndaily.com - Serving the University of Minnesota Community Since 1900

High tunnels mean bigger yields in winter for Minnesota farmers | mndaily.com - Serving the University of Minnesota Community Since 1900 | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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Gardening in the Classroom Resource from SDSU

Gardening in the Classroom Resource from SDSU | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Really great Extension "Gardening in the Classroom" resource from South Dakota State University. Very comprehensive.

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Cooperative Extension Joins 10% Local Food Campaign - High Country Press

Cooperative Extension Joins 10% Local Food Campaign - High Country Press | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Extension out in the forefront.

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Minnesota toolkit for School Foodservice : Farm to School : University of Minnesota Extension

Minnesota toolkit for School Foodservice : Farm to School : University of Minnesota Extension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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Local Foods Partnership

Local Foods Partnership | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Local Foods Partnership! This site is meant to bring producers of locally grown foods together with people who are interested in buying them.
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Starting a Community Orchard in North Dakota

Starting a Community Orchard in North Dakota | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

This website contains a PDF file of the Community Orchard Manual  written by NDSU Extension Service Horticulture Specialist, Tom Kalb. An excellent resource.

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Building Greenhouse Farms on Urban Roofs

Building Greenhouse Farms on Urban Roofs | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Agricultural entrepreneurs are putting greenhouses atop office buildings and grocery stores, with plans to sell fresh produce for a nice profit.
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Food System

In this context, working the food system refers to improving access for all citizens to healthy, wholesome foods. Extension work in this area across the nation encompasses many facets including community gardening, urban agriculture, beekeeping, rural and urban grocery stores, nutrition education, horticulture, youth development, 4H, community and economic development, food entrepreneurship, research, small farms, increasing food literacy and the list goes on . . . In fact food system work encompasses everything that Extension does within the many disciplines that encompass our land grant institutions. This magazine will provide ideas and information as communities embarck on  food system work.

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USDA: 'Locally grown' food a $4.8 billion business - BusinessWeek

USDA: 'Locally grown' food a $4.8 billion business - BusinessWeek | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Carolyn Anderson likes to chat up the growers at her local farmers market in Missouri, at times hanging out behind the beds of pickup trucks brimming with ears of corn.
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Quick advice from Extension poultry expert helps save backyard chicken

Quick advice from Extension poultry expert helps save backyard chicken | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
By guest blogger Theresa Hogue

There’s nothing worse than coming home and finding one of your pets or family members has fallen ill. Since our two backyard chickens are an extension of our ind...
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SNAP to Health | A virtual town hall for SNAP (food stamps) and nutrition in the United States | Snap To Health | A virtual town hall for SNAP (food stamps) and nutrition in the United States

SNAP to Health | A virtual town hall for SNAP (food stamps) and nutrition in the United States | Snap To Health | A virtual town hall for SNAP (food stamps) and nutrition in the United States | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
SNAP to Health is a virtual town hall for discussion of the current state of nutrition, obesity, and food insecurity in the U.S.
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Preparing a venison meal from field to table - Ag News WireBy Suzanne Driessen a food safety educator with University of Minnesota ExtensionVenison is a versatile meat and there is a certain ...

Preparing a venison meal from field to table - Ag News WireBy Suzanne Driessen a food safety educator with University of Minnesota ExtensionVenison is a versatile meat and there is a certain ... | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Preparing a venison meal from field to table - Ag News Wire
By Suzanne Driessen
a food safety educator with University of Minnesota Extension
Venison is a versatile meat and there is a certain pride that comes when you bring it home fresh from...
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The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot

The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
When most of the residents abandoned her northeast Detroit neighborhood, Edith tore out the remains of the houses and started planting food. Today she's "blotting" on 28 lots.
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* The 10% Campaign *

* The 10% Campaign * | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

 

We’re challenging you to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars to support North Carolina food producers, businesses and communities. Join the 10% Campaign today!

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Discovering the Food System - eXtension

Discovering the Food System - eXtension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

This is an excellent resource from Cornell Extension if you are thinking of bringing a group together to provide education about how the food system works.

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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants $725,000 to 10 gardens — City Farmer News

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants $725,000 to 10 gardens — City Farmer News | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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G6222 Selling Strategies for Local Food Producers | University of Missouri Extension

G6222 Selling Strategies for Local Food Producers | University of Missouri Extension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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Local Foods

Local Foods | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

From Cornell University Cooperative Extension, "Local foods are about relationships between people: producers - those growing and marketing the food
consumers - those purchasing and consuming the food, and community developers - those helping to make or support connections between producers and consumers."

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Local Foods Initiative | North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Local Foods Initiative | North Dakota Department of Agriculture | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

A link to a wonderful newsletter that highlights many "happenings" around the state is posted on this site.

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Penn State Extension Offers Food System Education to Elementary Schools

Penn State Extension Offers Food System Education to Elementary Schools | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Each November, the Penn State Extension Office in Perry County offers Food System Education Classes in all the county’s elementary schools.
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NDSU Extension offers wild game class

Summary of local news and events for Bismack and Mandan, North Dakota.
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Ohio State Study Shows Potential for Urban Agriculture : National Young Farmers' Coalition | Food, Policy, and Access

Ohio State Study Shows Potential for Urban Agriculture : National Young Farmers' Coalition | Food, Policy, and Access | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Ohio State Study Shows Potential for Urban Agriculture http://t.co/KBXF18Ns... (Ohio State Study Shows Potential for Urban Agriculture : National Young Farmers' Coalition | @scoopit via @unitygardens
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