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New white paper explores the rise and role of regenerative ag and charts a path forward for food companies and ag retailers

Food companies and ag retailers now have a valuable new resource to help them navigate the universe of regenerative agriculture, in our new white paper called Regenerative Agriculture Benefits, Barriers and Call to Action. Successful regenerative farmers, innovative food companies including General Mills and Applegate, and pioneering ag retailers share their thoughts and experiences in this… Read more »

New StopPests in Housing Resources for Residents

StopPests has created three resources to help share the IPM message with housing tenants. The guides use pictures to show common preventive strategies including what not to do, and what you should do to prevent and control pests. The English and Spanish translations for these guides can be downloaded here, then printed and shared: Resident’s… Read more »

New Online Tool Predicts Return on Investment for Cover Crops

Iowa State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) recently built a tool to help farmers evaluate the economics of cover crops, including estimating net returns from the use of cover crops in various scenarios. This tool can also help farmers who use cover crops and want to improve return on investment, and can… Read more »

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship Offers Food and Agriculture Students Three Years of Professional Development and Mentorship

The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to prepare students for leadership in food and agriculture, and to provide professional guidance and mentorship for graduate students looking for a career in the agriculture and life sciences industry. Over the course of the three-year program, an industry leader will sponsor a PhD student to develop them as… Read more »

Available NOW to Watch On-Demand— IAQ Training and Expertise Whenever You Want It!

The webinar Making the Connection: Linking IAQ, Energy Efficiency and Preventive Maintenance Together for Healthy Schools now can be viewed online! This webinar will demonstrate how to— Explain the critical connection between IAQ, energy efficiency and preventive maintenance, as well as the importance of properly integrating them for optimal occupant health and building performance during… Read more »

Healthy Kids Heroes 2018: Speaking Up For Safety

Every year to mark the anniversary of the March 18,1937 Texas School​ Explosion I salute inspirational leaders who demonstrate an​ extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of​ children and their communities. The Healthy Kids Hero Award was created as an annual opportunity to​ remember the 1937 tragedy — a gas explosion that… Read more »

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Unveils Farmers.gov, Interactive Website for Agricultural Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs…. Read more »

The 01/10/2018 edition of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, has been published

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 01/10/2018 edition: • Georgia scientists help map the genetic code of… Read more »

NIFA Announces Support for Organic Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of $17.6 million in grants focused on organic agriculture research, education, and extension activities. These grants are funded through a competitive process by NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “America’s organic industry… Read more »