Arkansas Department of Agriculture: Arkansas Department of Agriculture Launches Farm to School and Arkansas Grown Website

Arkansas Department of Agriculture: Arkansas Department of Agriculture Launches Farm to School and Arkansas Grown Website. This link goes to a PDF. “Farmers and producers can search the multi-site platform to find contact information for school districts that buy local food. Alternatively, schools can find contact information for farmers and producers when searching the site for sources to buy local food. The website enables schools and farms to create profiles and customize listings to include information on the local products they buy or sell respectively. This is a free service for schools, farmers, and producers.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Plant AI project aims to bring food to tables and students into science

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Plant AI project aims to bring food to tables and students into science. “With a new four-year, $1 million-plus grant from the National Science Foundation, [Shahid] Mukhtar and his research partner and wife, Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair in the biology department, are doing something big. The researchers are using machine learning and other high-tech approaches to identify fresh ways to squeeze extra growing power out of the world’s crops.”

Mint: Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) launches hub housing database of over 4,400 Indian FPOs

Mint: Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) launches hub housing database of over 4,400 Indian FPOs. “Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition on Wednesday launched a hub for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) within its Center of Excellence in New Delhi. The hub, which features a first-of-its-kind database of Indian FPOs, has been created with a USD 1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.” You can get an overview of FPOs here.

Bismarck Tribune: New online local foods map launched in North Dakota

Bismarck Tribune: New online local foods map launched in North Dakota. “‘The new map catalogs the state’s local producers, the type of food they sell and where the consumer can buy it,’ Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. ‘The map is a great tool to connect with and support local growers and producers.’ The map also shows on-farm sales, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture, retail food businesses, u-picks, wholesale options, online ordering opportunities and more.”

DRG News: New website offers regenerative agriculture resources

DRG News: New website offers regenerative agriculture resources. “Regenerative agriculture has sparked considerable interest over the last few years, offering a toolbox of practices that aim to increase soil health, protect water quality, and enhance conservation approaches on farms…. The website aims to allow farmers, landowners, farm advisors, and even consumers to access a wide range of information on regenerative agriculture practices and concepts.”

Aju Business Daily: S. Korea’s agricultural ministry to establish microbiome resource center to create database

Aju Business Daily: S. Korea’s agricultural ministry to establish microbiome resource center to create database . “South Korea’s agriculture ministry will build a microbiome resource center to create a database of microorganisms by collecting resources and genetic information. The database will be shared with various sectors including the medical and food sectors to help enterprises beef up their capabilities.”

AP: At Midwest state fairs no masks required, vaccines are free

AP: At Midwest state fairs no masks required, vaccines are free. “Nestled between corn dog stands, animal barns and booths touting hot tubs and John Deere tractors, a Hy-Vee pharmacist and several nurses have been administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Iowa State Fair to anyone eligible that wants one. Their booth didn’t have the long lines of more popular attractions, but by Monday more than 150 people had received a shot since the 11-day fair started on Thursday. More than 400,000 people attended the fair in its first four days.”

Folger Shakespeare Library: New Website Showcases Before ‘Farm to Table’ Project Discoveries

Folger Shakespeare Library: New Website Showcases Before ‘Farm to Table’ Project Discoveries. “The website includes early modern recipes; interactive features examining how food made it from farm to table in an increasingly global marketplace; and recorded panel discussions, essays, and blog posts showing the project’s wide-ranging scholarly research and intersecting interests with food professionals, farmers, bioarcheologists, and a public fascinated by food and its production.”

KPAX: Agritourism industry sees opportunity with new website

KPAX: Agritourism industry sees opportunity with new website. “A labor of love 3 years in the making came to fruition this May with a first-of-its kind website offering a step-by-step guide for busting into the agritourism industry. Here, you’ll find advice from agritourism experts, videos and detailed podcasts so you can pop in the headphones and learn without missing a weed.”

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms. “One of the best-known brands in grocery stores across New England and beyond has a new tool that aims to drive business to dairy farms that welcome visits. The Vermont-based Cabot Cooperative Creamery, which makes the famous Cabot Cheddar Cheese and other dairy products, is pointing consumers to where they can visit member farms — the ones that are set up for public visits.”

We are Green Bay: New website connects people with Agricultural Tourism destinations in Wisconsin

We Are Green Bay: New website connects people with Agricultural Tourism destinations in Wisconsin . “There is a newly redesigned website to help people connect with agricultural tourism options in our state. The Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association helps visitors to the state find opportunities for visiting and touring local farms, as well as other activities like corn mazes, fairs and local vineyard experiences.”

EurekAlert: A new site for banana-related research

EurekAlert: A new site for banana-related research. “MusaNet, the global collaborative network for Musa-related research, was created in 2011 to implement the Global Musa Strategy established with the banana research community. MusaNet is excited to announce the launch of a new website that collects and shares information on all aspects of banana, be it diversity, conservation or current threats.”

Morning AgClips: Preserving the Harvest with FCHS

Morning AgClips: Preserving the Harvest with FCHS. FCHS refers to Rutgers University’s Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. “The website provides free access to a bounty of preservation resources including techniques such as freezing, dehydrating, and canning in glass jars. Users will also be able to find reliable recordings, classes, links, and tested recipes for some of their favorite produce.”