Maintaining Diversity in Agriculture I

Maintaining Diversity in Agriculture I

Maintaining Diversity in Agriculture I

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Maintaining Diversity in Agriculture I session were:

I. Growing a Community Garden
Learn about the team of master gardeners, extension nutrition staff and community leaders who led high school students in planting, maintaining, harvesting and distributing the produce raised in a city garden to a local food pantry. 
Kasey Murphy, University of Illinois Extension - McHenry County

 II. Youth Renewing the Countryside

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Young adults are finding innovative ways to make a living in rural communities. Learn strategies for attracting and retaining young residents with programs and policies that support and enhance quality of life and stimulate ideas for rural leaders, agricultural educators and vo-ag instructors. 
Beth Munnich, Renewing the Countryside

 III. Log On to Sustainable Ag

Online curriculum

Wisconsin teachers will benefit from a high school e-curriculum that provides an overall framework for exploring the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable agriculture. Five modules contains materials, case studies, activities and links to more resources. 
Diane Mayerfeld, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.