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Local Foods



This podcast will address issues related to the production, distribution and consumption of local foods.



Copyright: 2011 The Board of Trustees at the University of Illinois
 



Capacity Building Framework

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Al Zwilling talks about the Capacity Building Framework and how it is applied to local foods. Like any business, an understanding of what part of your operation might be holding you back can yield big improvements for people interested in local foods. The diagram shown here illustrates several of the points Al makes. http://i.imgur.com/A1lqe.jpg


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2011%2D03%2D04%5Fal%20z%20capacity%20building%20framework.mp3




Market Maker Buy and Sell Forum

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Gina Backes explains how Market Maker is helping the Gulf coast region recover from the oil spill. Also in this podcast Gina describes how the Buy and Sell Forum feature of Market Maker helps buyers and sellers find each other more quickly than ever before.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2011%2D02%2D11%5Fgina%20backes%20mm%20new%20states%20and%20buy%20sell%20forums.mp3




Ag Breakfast

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 CST

Publicizing the agriculture industry in your area can be a valuable boost to local foods producers. In this podcast Barb Curry from Illinois describes a very successful program called the Ag Breakfast where local producers showcase their products.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2011%2D01%2D25%5Fbarb%20curry%20ag%20breakfast.mp3




A Grant opportunity for Farmers Markets of any size

Thu, 6 Jan 2011 00:00:00 CST

- In this podcast, Al Zwilling from the University of Illinois Extension explains the ins and outs of the USDA's Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant. From the purchase of a refrigerator and better publicity on up to money to start a totally new Farmer's Market, this grant helps Local Foods producers to create new and better markets.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2011%2D01%2D06%5Fal%20zwilling%20specific%20grant.mp3




Extending the Growing Seasons - High Tunnels

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this Local Foods podcast, Kari Houle, Extension Educator with the University of Illinois Extension, explains how High Tunnels can be used to extend the growing season for Local Foods producers. She also explains that management of fertility, crop rotation and other factors become even more important with the longer growing season that a High Tunnel affords.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D12%2D09%5Fhigh%20tunnels%2D%20edited.mp3




Market Maker for the Winter Months

Tue, 7 Dec 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this On Local Foods podcast, Gina Backes talks about new features in Market Maker that help consumers give the gift of Local Foods and help Local Foods producers get the word out about their products.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D12%2D21%5Fwinter%20market%20maker.mp3




Why Local Foods Matter

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this Local Foods podcast, Kyle Cecil, Extension Educator for the University of Illinois Extension, explains the "why" of local foods. Conversations between producers and consumers help both sides learn what is important to the other.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D11%2D18%5Fwhy%20local%20foods%20matter%2Dconversations%2D%20edited.mp3




Grant Opportunities

Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Extension Specialist Al Zwilling talks about three grant opportunities that can help farmers markets and local foods producers. You can learn more at www.grants.gov and http://illinoisresource.net/


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D11%2D04%5FAl%20Z%203%20grants.mp3




Market Maker and Agri-Tourism

Thu, 7 Oct 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Gina Backes talks about how the Market Maker system can be of use for people interested in local foods and Agra-tourism.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D10%2D07%5Fmarket%20maker%20%2Dagratourisim.mp3




Farm Tours

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast Margaret Larson County Director in Stephenson and Winnebago Counties in Illinois, talks to Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant about farm tours of operations that are of particular interest to local foods producers and consumers.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D09%2D23%5Ffarm%20tours.mp3




Local Foods Study in Stephenson County

Thu, 9 Sep 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast Al Zwilling, Extension Specialist for the University of Illinois, talks about a recent study of local foods in Stephenson County Illinois. One of the biggest findings was that longer seasons for locally grown foods are important for both producers and consumers.




Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D09%2D09%5Fal%20z%20study.mp3




Planning

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kyle Cecil, Educator in Natural Resources for the University of Illinois Extension, talks about some of the planning that should go on before going to your first Farmers Market as a seller of produce. More information is available at http://www.attra.org/ and http://www.sare.org/.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D08%2D19%5Fplanning.mp3




Cover Crops

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kyle Cecil, Educator in Natural Resources for the University of Illinois Extension, talks about how to improve your soil, and reduce weeds using cover crops. For more information, see the web sites: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=15509, http://www.extension.org/ and http://www.extension.org/article/18524


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D08%2D05%5Fcover%20crops.mp3




GAPS Training

Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kari Houle, Unit Educator Knox County Unit, Horticulture, talks about Good Agricultural Practices and what GAPs is all about.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D07%2D22%5FGaps%20training.mp3




Market Maker

Wed, 7 Jul 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Bill Woessner discusses what Market Maker is and how to use it and what you can do with Market Maker with Gina Backes, Visiting Extension Outreach Assistant, Entrepreneurship Programs.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D07%2D08%5Fmarket%20maker%2D%20gina.mp3




Local Foods Grower's

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Bill Woessner speaks with Amy Brucker, a local foods grower, about how she got started in local foods and what it means to be a local foods grower.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D06%2D25%5FInterview%20with%20Amy%20Brucker.mp3




Local Only Farmer's Market

Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Margaret Larson, County Director of Stephenson and Winnebago Counties, discusses local only farmer's market in Rockford with Jeanine Miller, Farmer's Market manager for the Midtown Farmer's Market.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D06%2D11%5Ffarmers%20market%20jeanine%20miller.mp3




Community Gardens

Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Bill Woessner speaks with Meghan about the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program and discuss the concept of Community Gardens. What a community garden is and how to get involved and started with a community garden.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D05%2D28%5Fcommunity%20gardens.mp3




Plant a Row Program

Fri, 7 May 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Bill Woessner speaks with Lorna and Shirley about not only how the Plant a Row program got started but also what the Plant a Row program is all about.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D05%2D07%5FPlant%20a%20row.mp3




Introduction to MarketMaker

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Sandy Shetler, Extension Specialist Quad City Center, Education Technology, gives a brief introduction of what Market Maker is and what it can be used for.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D04%2D26%5Fsandy%20market%20maker%2D%20no%20intro.m4v




Getting Started in Backyard Gardening

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kari Houle, Unit Educator Knox County Unit, Horticulture, talks about the basics of how to get started in growing vegetables at home.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D04%2D19%5Fback%20yard%20gardening.mp3




Soil Fertility Testing

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kyle Cecil, Unit Educator Knox County, Agricultural & Natural Resources Management, talks about the ability of the soil to support a crop and soil is different in different areas so that is why it is so important to have the soil tested.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D03%2D09%5Fsoil%20fertility%20testing.mp3




Integrated Pest Management

Tue, 9 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Kyle Cecil, Unit Educator Knox County, Agricultural & Natural Resources Management, talks about what integrated pest management is and how it is implemented. A pest is "anything we don't want to have in our crops."


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D03%2D09%5Fintegrated%20pest%20management.mp3




Foods 101 ? Sources of Local Food

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Margaret Larson, County Director of Stephenson and Winnebago Counties, discusses the source of local foods, how to eat seasonally, food preservation, and symbols and certifications.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D02%2D22%5Flocal%20foods%20101%20sources%20of%20local%20food.mp3




Local Foods 101 ? What Is Local Food?

Mon, 8 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CST

In this podcast, Margaret Larson, County Director of Stephenson and Winnebago Counties, discusses what local foods are, local vs organic, and the benefits of local food.


Media Files:
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/podcasts/localfoods/media/localfoods%5F2010%2D02%2D08%5Flocal%20foods%20101%20what%20is%20local%20food.mp3