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October 2021

Local Food Farmer Caucus Q4 Meeting

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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What food and farm issues matter most to you? Join farmers across Illinois for the quarterly Local Food Farmer Caucus Meeting, on Thursday October 14th at 6pm. During the meeting you'll vote to set our 2022 State Policy Agenda and shape how we'll move closer to our collective goal of helping Illinois farmers feed Illinois. Q4: Local Food Farmer Caucus Meeting Thursday, October 14th, 6pm Virtual Complete this registration form to let us know you'll be there and click "Sign In" to submit.…

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Virtual Farmer Listening Sessions: Diversified/Direct-Market Farmers | Las sesiones virtuales de escucha de agricultores: Agricultores de Mercado Directo y Diversificado

October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Make USDA work for you: Virtual Farmer Listening Sessions | Register here Your experience - and your farm dreams - matter. For too long, USDA programs haven’t served your unique needs. Please join us for a listening session with farmers like you. As a way of showing our appreciation for sharing your story, we're awarding gift cards to your local farm supply store to the first 25 farmers who register and attend each session . (Note: 25 gift cards per…

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Virtual Farmer Listening Session: Urban Farmers | Las sesiones virtuales de escucha de agricultores: Agricultores Urbanes

October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Make USDA work for you: Virtual Farmer Listening Sessions | Register here Your experience - and your farm dreams - matter. For too long, USDA programs haven’t served your unique needs. Please join us for a listening session with farmers like you. As a way of showing our appreciation for sharing your story, we're awarding gift cards to your local farm supply store to the first 25 farmers who register and attend each session . (Note: 25 gift cards per…

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November 2021

Soil Health Farmer Caucus Q4 Meeting

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the Soil Health Farmer Caucus quarterly meeting. The Caucus will discuss policy updates and subcommittee progress as well as celebrate our successes and build stronger relationships with one another. You must be a current member of the Caucus to attend. If you are interested in joining, or for more information email Lizrupel@ilstewards.org

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January 2022

Policy Priority Setting Meeting

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting, IL United States

2022 Policy Priority Setting Meeting Soil Health & Local Food Farmer Caucus Thursday, January 20th, 6PM - 8PM (Happy Half Hour to follow) Let's kick-off the new year by coming together as a unified group for our first ever Joint Caucus Meeting! The Soil Health Farmer Caucus and the Local Food Farmer Caucus will meet to learn more about each Caucuses work and policy goals, vote to approve the 2022 Policy Agenda, and build relationships with fellow Caucus members. Register…

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February 2022

2022 Conservation Cropping Seminar

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Protect our world while sustaining profitability Find ways to improve soil health, learn about cover crops, remain profitable—and even more marketable—by using sustainable techniques that build up natural resilience to weather extremes, pests, and weeds. Learn from conservationists, partners, and local Illinois farmers! There will be a Question & Answer session as well as helpful resources to access. For the eighth year in a row, conservation partners will offer helpful information, data, and farmer testimonials in a one day, 3-hour…

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March 2022

Joint Caucus Meeting

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Soil Health Week

March 7 @ 9:00 am - March 11 @ 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Soil Health Week! In 2022, the Alliance’s Soil Health Farmer Caucus will work with state lawmakers to introduce a resolution that creates a day and week to celebrate one of Illinois' most valuable resources: its soil. Illinois Soil Health Day and Week Resolution will create an annual celebration falling on the second full week of March, and Wednesday of that week will be Soil Health Day. Throughout the week, we will bring together farmers and eaters,…

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Virtual Food & Farm Day of Action

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The legislative session is in full swing and it’s time once again to use your voice for just and regenerative policy. Join us with Food Works, The Land Connection, and Angelic Organics Learning Center for a Virtual Food & Farm Day of Action at 12 noon on Thursday, March 24th. RSVP During this lunch-hour event, you will: Enjoy easy opportunities to meet and network with  farmers and food system leaders from across the state Hear inspiring stories from farmers Learn…

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April 2022

Local Food Farmer Caucus Q2 Meeting

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting IL United States
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