Erin Silva named endowed chair in organic agriculture and outreach

Story and photo courtesy of the UW Organic Collaborative Summer Newsletter Dr. Erin Silva, associate professor and extension specialist in the UW–Madison Department of Plant Pathology, has been selected as the first recipient of the Clif Bar Endowed Chair in Organic Agriculture and Outreach! The new chair, established through a $1 million endowment from Clif […]

June 21, 2022 | Categories: ,

Tree-Range Farm Tour: Regenerative Ag Venture Coming To Albert Lea

Matt Leavitt Albert Lea Seed, Organic Agronomist In June 2021, Albert Lea Seed agronomist Matt Leavitt and marketing coordinator Ashley Bingham toured Regi Haslett-Marroquin’s 22-acre Tree-Range farm and 75-acre training and demonstration site in Northfield, Minnesota. The demonstration site has been planted with 10,000 hazelnut trees, Albert Lea Seed’s Organic Pasture Mix, and a barley […]

Grain Millers to Contract 2022 Production of Organic Food-Grade Soybeans

Grain Millers is looking to contract 2022 production of organic, clear hilum food-grade soybeans in the following states: Illinois (northern) Iowa Minnesota Nebraska South Dakota Wisconsin This is variety specific, and the delivery point is St. Peter, Minnesota. For more information call Craig Tomera, Identity Preserved Crop Specialist at Grain Millers, at 952-983-1289 (office) or 507-279-4496 […]

March 9, 2022 | Categories: , ,

OATS, U of WI’s OGRAIN and ASA Launch Two New Resources for Organic Farmers

Albert Lea Seed is proud to support the Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) which helps build capacity, training & resources for technical service providers servicing certified organic growers. One of our agronomists, Matt Leavitt, is the chair of the steering committee, and we firmly believe this program will directly aid our organic farmer customers. Access […]

January 28, 2022 | Categories: ,

Albert Lea Seed pledges $125,000 for Winter Rye & Winter Barley Research at the University of Minnesota

by Matt Leavitt, agronomist and organic team lead; and Mac Ehrhardt, president and co-owner Albert Lea Seed is proud to support two crucial research programs at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences: Dr. Jochum Wiersma’s Winter Rye research program, and Dr. Kevin Smith’s Winter Barley breeding program. Why do […]

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Farm Business Management Tuition Cost-Share Now Available to Transitioning and Certified Organic Midwest Farmers and Ranchers

by University of Minnesota Contact: Joleen Hadrich College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 612.626.5620 Dec 1, 2021. St. Paul, MN. — The University of Minnesota, in coordination with the Farm Business Management (FBM) program, has additional scholarship money available for transitioning and certified organic farmers and ranchers through the Organic Farm Financial […]

December 6, 2021 | Categories: ,

University of Minnesota Researchers Release First-Ever Winter Barley Variety

MN-Equinox will be available for growers to plant in Fall of 2022 through Albert Lea Seed by University of Minnesota Media Contact: Constance Carlson, UMN Forever Green, 612.709.6790 St. Paul, MN — Researchers from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at University of Minnesota announce the release of a new six-row winter barley variety […]

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MDA Advises Farmers with Ties to Pipeline Foods, LLC to File Claims

by Minnesota Department of Agriculture Media Contact: Allen Sommerfeld 651-201-6185 Grain bond claims must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2022 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing an advisory to farmers who have conducted business with Pipeline Foods, LLC based in Fridley, Minn. The company announced on July 8, […]

November 9, 2021 | Categories: