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i-Three Issue Corps: Farming the City: Utica

Diverse individuals growing self-sufficient communities Can farming in a city get communities to self-sufficiency? No, but it is the place to start. This blog post is to share a journey and a belief that when we are responsible for providing food to share with community members it brings that community, as well as individuals, a […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Got Pests? Critter-Proofing School Gardens and Buildings to Safeguard Children

School gardens and food service areas can have a tremendous impact on kids’ nutrition education and provide an excellent environment for experiential learning. Schools across the US have embraced school gardening and increasingly incorporate their garden veggies into school lunches and classroom snacks. While getting kids involved in growing and choosing healthy food has many […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Beginning beekeeping workshop is successful to participants

Back in February we held a workshop in Osceola, Mo. in which we targeted people interested in getting into beekeeping. We had 28 people that attended the workshop. The goal of this workshop was to provide the potential beekeepers with the knowledge and tools to be successful in beginning and managing their new bees and […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Using Facebook EFFICIENTLY…What We Finally Figured Out

Farm to School… Hmm…  Our Theory: Efforts to promote healthy eating can’t succeed without considering food production, distribution and marketing. Likewise, agriculture cannot be profitable without attention to consumer interest and needs. Our Dilemma: Schools are ideal environments to foster healthy lifelong behaviors. Yet, despite interest, relatively little local produce is used in school cafeterias, […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Kids, Compost, Crops, and Consumption – Part II

The Kids, Compost, Crops & Consumption team from North Dakota State University Extension aims to increase youth involvement in the food cycle. The target outcomes include: 1) increasing students’ knowledge about agriculture and where their food comes from, 2) increasing vegetable consumption among students and 3) teaching students how to garden as an economical option for […]

i-Three Issues Corps: Using infographics to communicate impact

Participating in the i-Three Issues Corps has been an amazing professional development experience.  It was an opportunity to build new relationships with Extension colleagues across the country and learn new tech skills. In my last post, I shared how ESRI’s Story Maps program can communicate Extension’s impact to online audiences.   The backbone of a Story Map […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Making Michigan Recipes Work for School Kitchens

What is the recipe for farm to school success? Pun intended. There are many ingredients, but the recipe only comes together if the cook has the right combination of skills to follow the steps. Michigan has a well-developed Farm to Institution Network which helps institutions locate, buy and use seasonal Michigan ingredients through its Cultivate […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Kids, Compost, Crops & Consumption

The Kids, Compost, Crops & Consumption team from North Dakota State University Extension aims to increase youth involvement in the food cycle. The target outcomes include: 1) increasing students’ knowledge about agriculture and where their food comes from, 2) increasing vegetable consumption among students and 3) teaching students how to garden as an economical option for […]