The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) featuring The Future of Sustainable Agriculture, National CSA Day, NSAC Internships…
30th Anniversary Conference Reflects on Future of Sustainable Agriculture – Over 30 years ago, the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (SAC) – predecessor to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – championed the development of the first-ever, farmer-driven research program as one of their first campaigns. SAC’s efforts bore fruit, and as a result, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program was created. In its 30-year lifespan, SARE has stood as the model for both sustainable agriculture and farmer-driven research at the federal level, and is to date the only federal research program that is driven by farmer needs and farmer input. To celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary, and to reflect further on the future of sustainable agriculture, USDA will hold the Our Farms Our Future Conference in April 3-5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, MO. Early bird Registration ends February 23.
LOCAL FARM NEWS
National CSA Day: From Farm Fresh to the Farm Bill – National CSA Day is a great day to get a jumpstart on healthy eating for the year, and it’s also a great day to reflect on how public policy shapes our food system and to learn more about what we can do to make a positive impact. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” program, and CSAs serve as a marketing system through which local farmers can connect directly with consumers in their area and make a mutual agreement for food production and purchase through the growing season.
Paid Internships at NSAC – We’re hiring! NSAC is looking for a Grassroots Intern and a Policy Intern to join our team this spring and summer. Both internships are paid, full-time, and located at NSAC’s office in Washington, DC. Click the link for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Learn more about farm policy and agricultural politics from beginningfarmers.org at http://www.beginningfarmers.org/farm-policy-agricultural-politics/