Bouncing Forward or Bouncing Back?  A Look at Resilient Options for Response to Midwest Flooding

Bouncing Forward or Bouncing Back? A Look at Resilient Options for Response to Midwest Flooding

Looking forward to spending time with Michelle Miller and company at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems next week to discuss how resilience thinking might help us envision bouncing forward from the Midwest flooding rather than simply bouncing back! 

Find out more information about the event here!

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The goal of our work at CIAS is to learn how particular integrated farming systems can contribute to environmental, economic, social, and intergenerational sustainability.

 

Celebrating Earth Day With Resilient Agriculture Grower Jim Koan

Celebrating Earth Day With Resilient Agriculture Grower Jim Koan

Had a great visit with Resilient Agriculture grower Jim Koan of Almar Farm and Orchards in Flushing MI this past weekend. Jim says that weather challenges have grown more frequent and more extreme since 2013. His decision to move to producing cider and other processed apple products continues to serve him well. Jim has expanded his line of JK Scrumpy’s organic ciders and offers many other apple-based products, including a drinking vinegar (made with Jim’s apple cider vinegar) called switchel. Switchel is an old-fashioned “energy drink”, which has been served to generations of hard-working field hands to give them a boost of energy and to help them rehydrate in the hot summer sun. Yum! Thanks for a great visit Jim!

Check out their farm and some amazing products here

Our Farms, Our Future Podcast Features Laura Lengnick and Don Teske

The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features Laura Lengnick, a soil scientist and founder of Cultivating Resilience, LLC, a consulting firm that offers ecosystem-based climate risk management and planning services. Lengnick speaks with Don Teske, a fifth-generation farmer in northeastern Kansas who is currently transitioning from cropping to cattle grazing on his farm. They discuss the valuable role of the family farmer in a sustainable food system.

Check out the podcast here

Our Farms, Our Future Podcast Features Laura Lengnick and Don Teske

Our Farms, Our Future Podcast Features Laura Lengnick and Don Teske

The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features Laura Lengnick, a soil scientist and founder of Cultivating Resilience, LLC, a consulting firm that offers ecosystem-based climate risk management and planning services. Lengnick speaks with Don Teske, a fifth-generation farmer in northeastern Kansas who is currently transitioning from cropping to cattle grazing on his farm. They discuss the valuable role of the family farmer in a sustainable food system.

Check out the podcast here

SARE is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Their grant programs are administered regionally, with involvement from producers and others in the agricultural community. Their grassroots structure allows SARE to better identify and support local solutions to local problems. 

The Our Farms, Our Future podcast series brings together the sustainable agriculture community for thought-provoking conversations about the state of agriculture, how we got here, and where we’re headed. 

 

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