A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session
Individual presentations from the Building Partnerships session were:
I. Voices from the Field
Learn more about "What Will Be in the Fields Tomorrow?" from the VOICES project, an effort evolving from a collection of 20 farmer oral histories. Find out how community-based organizations, educators and agricultural professionals can use the script and complementary toolkit.
Cynthia Vagnetti, Michigan State University
II. Statewide Journey: Adding Value in Sustainable Agriculture
Success stories from farms and businesses, on-site tours, seminars, web-based resources and mass media combine in a well-received package for Extension and other educators wanting to learn more about value-added enterprises. Consider replicating the package in your state.
Rob Holland, University of Tennessee Extension
III. Organic Ed for Ag Professionals
To increase knowledge among service providers about national organic regulations and practices, a team of agricultural professionals participated in developing a series of workshops that took place in Florida, Kentucky and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn about their experiential teaching methods.
Mickie Swisher, University of Florida
IV. Organic Partnerships for Professional Development
Minnesota public agencies and nonprofit organizations are collaborating to help agricultural institutions and professionals better understand the principles of organic agriculture and the opportunities and challenges for organic and transitional farmers. Learn about their organic professional development and outreach programs.
Meg Moynihan, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.
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