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Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)  [182]

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The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and community-based nonprofit organizations. The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond.


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Making the Transition to Organic: Ten Farm Profiles

DiGiacomo, Gigi; King, Robert P (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2015)
As part of the Tools for Transitions Project, we interviewed ten farmers during 2012 - 2015 who were either in the process of transition or who had been recently certified organic to hear, in their words, about what it's ...

Organic Transitions: A Business Planner for Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Entrepreneurs

King, Robert P; Nordquist, Dale; DiGiacomo, Gigi (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2015)
Organic food is a booming business. The profit potential—along with other rewards—has farmers, ranchers and food business owners across the country considering the switch to organic production. But successfully managing ...

A Guide to Regulations for Local Food Entrepreneurs

O'Hara, Megan (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, 2015)
Rapid growth in numbers and kinds of farmers’ markets have served as incubators of many new food enterprises and spurred some farmers to enter into value-added products or light processing activities. The growth of many ...

Profiles in Sustainable Agriculture: Loon Organics

Stai, Sarah (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, 2010)
Loon Organics was established in Minnesota in 2005. It is a certified organic vegetable farm that provides product to consumers through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions, a farmers market, and wholesale ...

Farm Transitions Toolkit

Baumhardt, Alex; Jewett, Jane G; Lewis, Hannah; Farmer's Legal Action Group (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, 2013-09-01)
A “farm transition” means that the responsibility for a piece of agricultural land is changing hands. Maybe the ownership of the land will change. Maybe that ownership will move from one generation to the next in the same ...

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