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Local Foods College 2018 launches January 23

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships offer the 6th annual Local Foods College.  This interactive distance learning opportunity supports gardeners and farmers interested in community-based food systems. The webinar series will begin January 23rd and is a series of five sessions, meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays (with the exception of February 6th) until February 27th. 

Local Foods College is free but registration is required. Learn more by visiting

The webinar format is convenient for participants to access from home. Topics include fruit and nut production, pasture improvement, deep winter greenhouses, seed saving, and pollinators.

The Local Foods College is part of a movement to strengthen local and regional food systems. The 2018 Local Foods College is supported by University of Minnesota Extension.  

The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships leverage University knowledge and seed funding with local talent and resources in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.


Linda Kingery

Executive Director


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