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Sustainable Iowa Land Trust to Support Young Farmers
  DES MOINES, Iowa - A group promoting organic, sustainable farming wants to make it easier for younger people to enter the industry across the state. The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, or SILT,...
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Vying For $40K Grant
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children's sensory garden.
Urban farming catches on in Ohio
Citing Cleveland’s Ohio City Farm as possibly the largest urban farm in the nation up until recently, OSU Extension educator Mike Hogan explains that urban farming continues to grow in Ohio, according to Mansfield News Journal. Urban farming might involve a rooftop garden or it might mean an empty lot that’s been turned into a …
Student using hydroponics to grow crops
As global concerns over land and water usage increase, one Stillwater student is learning how to grow vegetables without using any soil. 
UWSP professor receives award for aquaponics research
Christopher Hartleb is one of five to receive the Regent Scholar award from the UW System.
Aquaponics turn suburban industrial park into farmland: Hume | Toronto Star
Ancient techniques of growing greens with fish and water are well ahead of Toronto bylaws
Coming soon: The largest aquaponics greenhouse in Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
More greens, butter lettuce specifically, grown in a clean, green way.
Aquaponics: A blast of green in midwinter
In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aquaponics, the merger of aquaculture with hydroponic gardening, have introduced into local markets something that might seem unimaginable in January: fresh, vibrant green veggies.
Foley's leading the way with this local-food venture: opinion
The collaboration is a splendid example of how public and private sectors can pull together to support the economy and improve the quality of life in a community.
Local Food Events Sprout Up in Eugene | eugeneweekly.com
You might hear the cluck of chickens in certain Eugene backyards. As for turkeys, forget about it: Raising turkeys, as some backyard farmers may know, is prohibited in the city code.  As more people get behind raising, growing, eating and drinking local, an issue like fowl ownership inside city limits becomes a greater part of the conversation. 
Helping Atlantans eat healthy, local food | Atlanta Forward Blog
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The Atlanta Community Food Bank has partnered with a newly formed organization to expand its regional efforts to drive away hunger and improve access to fresh, healthy products. An executive with the Food Well Alliance explains the concept. The other column highlights a Texas-based youth and family nonprofit that has plans to expand to metro Atlanta.
Bumper crop of urban farming can be found in Ohio
Small-scale 'farming' increasingly is taking place in cities like Cleveland and Columbus
Roots and Shoots: Local Farms Are Getting Connected
Joint initiative attempts to network farmers
Expert to Examine Ways to Build a Successful, Sustainable Farming System
COLUMBUS, Ohio - While the nation's agriculture industry is productive, a leading scientist and biotechnology expert says it's not sustainable. Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Scientist at the Center for Food Safety Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman says the industrial model of farming, focusing on methods rather than the whole system, has contributed to loss of biodiversity, as well water and air pollution. ...