Month: January 2013

Northland College to Host 7th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit on Feb. 1-2

ASHLAND, Wis. – Northland College will host the 7th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit Feb.1-2. The focus of the 2013 summit is “Common Ground: Everyone Eats!” The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) is sponsoring the event. The Wisconsin Local Food Network chose the Chequamegon Bay region as the location for this year’s summit because of the area’s commitment to growing a local foods economy. Nathan Engstrom, regional sustainability coordinator at Northland College, will share information about its Local Foods Initiative. The initiative seeks to increase the presence of foods from growers in the Chequamegon Bay area on campus through a regional partnership. “It’s great to come together and hear other people’s success stories, hear what challenges they’ve faced,” said Engstrom. “This is a particularly compelling moment for the summit because there’s a lot of good work happening in the Chequamegon Bay region and state where new farms are being launched and existing operations are expanding.” Mary Pat Carlson is the executive director of Algoma, Wis., nonprofit The Farm Market Kitchen. She will present on food processing models being used by her group and others to enhance local foods systems. “The ones that I provide the most assistance to are community-based or small-scale food processing facilities that have an impact on community-based economic development,” she said. “They tend to be shared facilities where a number of different food processors contract...

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USDA Celebrates Bird Health Awareness Week with Free Webinar

Spring is quickly approaching, and so is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bird Health Awareness Week. Bird Health Awareness Week, February 24 through March 2, 2013, helps promote healthy practices for raising backyard birds. More and more people, from urban neighborhoods to the countryside, are raising their own backyard flocks. Since spring ushers in chicks’ season, the time when baby chicks and other baby birds begin hatching from their shells, the 2013 Bird Health Awareness Week will focus on these new additions to the country’s backyard flocks. Whether you are new to backyard poultry or are adding to your flock, USDA is celebrating Bird Health Awareness Week with a free webinar to help you learn more about raising healthy chicks. The webinar, Growing Chicks into Healthy Chickens, is an hour-long, online presentation by three poultry experts. They will share information and answer questions about buying and raising healthy poultry, and how to keep them free from disease and predators. The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 2 – 3 p.m. EST. To guarantee your place at the webinar register now at https://healthychickens.webex.com and then enter the password: Chickens. Hosting the webinar are: Andy Schneider, also known as “The Chicken Whisperer®,” a national radio personality who serves as the Biosecurity For Birds campaign spokesperson; Dr. Claudia Dunkley, a poultry scientist at the University of Georgia and Dr....

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Ahead Of Sec Nomination Iwf Releases A “Binder Of Women Candidates For High Office”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama will nominated Mary Jo White to succeed Elisse Walter as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This comes on the heels of heavy criticism from liberal feminist organizations, like the National Organization of Women (NOW), who have demanded to know “President Obama, Where are all the women?” and expressed “[t]here is no doubt that qualified women exist for each and every position [he] will be called to fill.” The Independent Women’s Forum today released a “Binder of Women Candidates for High Office,” – a 48-page file filled with highly qualified women that would be exceptional nominations for top leadership positions. Isn’t this what NOW had in mind? CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE BINDER OF QUALIFIED WOMEN Additionally, IWF executive director Sabrina Schaffer issued the following statement on the nomination of White for SEC Chairman: Unfortunately President Obama’s nomination of U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White is tainted with the question of whether it was done to satisfy liberal feminists, or because she’s really qualified for the job. Women shouldn’t be used as tokens to satisfy an obsession over gender parity coming from the left. Ultimately ideas and policy prescriptions should trump gender. We applaud Ms. White for her achievements, but I hope the president doesn’t consider such a narrow lens as gender sufficient for nominations. Ultimately we need to ask ourselves is full parity in government necessary for women...

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Snyder: 14 Companies To Invest $1.1 Billion, Add 4,590 Jobs In State

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder  announced the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of state incentives to support 14 business expansions that are expected to generate more than $1.1 billion in investments and add 4,590 jobs in Michigan. “Our reinvention of Michigan is all about more and better jobs for families and bright futures for our children,” Snyder said. “At the end of the day, that’s what this announcement really means. The fact that these companies are choosing to stay and grow in Michigan reinforces our well-earned reputation as America’s comeback state. The commitment and innovation of these job creators, coupled with the high quality of Michigan’s talent, will keep our state moving forward. I applaud this tremendous investment in Michigan’s future.” The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved: Michigan Business Development Program incentives Cosma International is an operating unit of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. Cosma International plans to open an automotive casting components and systems facility in the city of Battle Creek, subject to completing all necessary commercial arrangements and receiving necessary approvals. Once established, the facility will be known as Cosma Casting Michigan and is expected to create up to 572 new jobs based on investment of up to $162 million. As a result, the company has been awarded a $1.6 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites. The city...

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Smithsonian Looks at the Evolution of Mexican Food in America

Programs Examine Origins of Mexican Food and Latino Contributions to Food Production January 29, 2013 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Latino Center will present two programs related to Mexican American food and the production of food in America, including a look at the bracero (guest worker) farm labor program. The programs are offered in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition, “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000,” which features 70 years of Latino food history, from a circa 1940 tortilla press to California vineyard tools used by the Robledo family. The exhibition draws on the museum’s bracero farm labor collection and highlights new objects collected to show the influence of immigrants and migrants on the American table, including the diffusion of Mexican-inspired food into all corners of the country. Mexican specialties for purchase will be featured Feb. 9 and Feb. 23 in the museum’s Stars and Stripes Café. These programs are part of a major initiative by the museum to create an ongoing program on food and wine in America. The museum envisions taking food and food history to the nation through its ongoing collecting efforts and a series of symposia and intellectual exchanges, online offerings and dynamic public programs. Taco Nation/Planet Taco: How Mexican American Food Conquered the World Saturday, Feb. 9; 1:30 – 4 p.m. Panel Discussion: Warner Bros. Theater, first floor, center...

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