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Laughing, Learning, & Singing with Chili Peppers

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Laughing, Learning, & Singing with Chili Peppers
Chuck Voigt (retired), Extension Horticulture - University of Illinois Susan Belsinger, Culinary Herbalist - Brookfield, Maryland Sue Arnold, Central Indiana Herb Society - Indianapolis, IndianadownloadsOn a bright snowy Saturday in Urbana, Illinois about 300 herb enthusiasts gathered for the 17th time. Todd Gleason has more on the annual Herb Day.Herb Day is kind of a party lead by Chuck Voigt…
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2:29 tv cgHerb Day is kind of a party lead by Chuck Voigt. He just retired from University of Illinois Extension. He’s always smiling and singing. Nat Sound SingingChuck invites his friends to come to the “party” and then gets people to pay to see them, but for oh so much more. Voigt :15 …such a good time. That’s been the goal.Quote Summary - I like to think that is knowledge that is presented in a way that is so much fun, that it is like you are going to school, but you don’t know it…

Thinking Critically About How Organic Foods Sell

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Thinking Critically About How Organic Foods Sell
Brenna Ellison, Agricultural Economist - University of IllinoisOrganic food products are sold widely in the United States. The context in which these products are sold give them unique attributes from the consumer perspective. Todd Gleason has more with a University of Illinois agricultural economist on virtues, vices, and shelf space of organic foods.

Transitioning to Organic Grain Production

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MarketMaker to Connect Illinois Farmers Markets

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MarketMaker to Connect Illinois Farmers Markets
Janie Maxwell, Executive Director - Illinois Farmers Market Association
Dar Knipe, National Market Maker - Riverside ResearchA University of Illinois developed online database and marketing tool for farmers has matured into an independent business. MarketMaker is now working to better connect food to consumers through the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

Ag Policy & the Bourbon Trail

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Ag Policy & the Bourbon Trail
Jonathan Coppess, Agricultural Policy Specialist - University of Illinois http://policymatters.illinois.edu/holiday-spirits-notes-from-the-bourbon-trail/ http://kybourbontrail.comUniversity of Illinois agricultural policy specialist Jonathan Coppess traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and thought about how agricultural policy brought it into being.

Using Social Media to Market Locally Grown Foods

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Using Social Media to Market Locally Grown Foods
Andy Larson, Local Food Systems - University of Illinois ExtensionUniversity of Illinois Extension Educator Andy Larson talks about using social media like Facebook and Twitter to build a clientele base for locally grown foods and Know-Your-Farmer campaigns.

Farmer Ken Steffen Uses Social Media

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Farmer Ken Steffen Uses Social Media
Ken Steffen, Steffen Melon Farms - Tangier, Indiana