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
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
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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