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USDA awards CRC funding to study regional food system   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the Northland College Center for Rural Communities (CRC) nearly $310,000 for a four-year research project focused on how to strengthen the community food system in Ashland and Bayfield counties. “The goal...  Read More
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Backpacker Magazine ranks Northland College #2 outdoor school

Backpacker Magazine has ranked Northland College second in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In its October 2016 issue, the magazine noted the school’s proximity to trails, rivers, and other outdoor recreational opportunities, its outdoor clubs and participation,...  Read More
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The Penokees are a Geologic Gem

By Scott Gordon, WisContext In a July 27, 2016, talk hosted by the Lafayette County 4-H club, recorded for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place, Tom Fitz, associate professor of geology, delved into how the Penokees — “some of the oldest rocks in Wisconsin” — took shape....  Read More
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May Term: Biking Ashland to New Orleans

Northland College sophomores Hal Welch and Patrick Shea departed Friday, April 28 on a 34-day, 1,800-mile bike trip from Ashland to New Orleans. As part of their May term semester, they will be biking along the Mississippi incorporating observations, interviews, and photographs of the people...  Read More
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7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

If you’re planning to visit campus this summer—and we believe you really should—you will want to plan for extra days to check out the region. After all, people travel the world to kayak, sail, and hike the Apostle Islands. Here’s our top picks of things...  Read More
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10 Things You Need to Know for Outdoor Orientation

The Outdoor Orientation trip is a classic Northland College experience. Almost every student who walks through the Ponzio Student Center has gone hiking, biking, canoeing, or exploring in the Wisconsin north woods at the beginning of their Northland career. While we can wax prophetic about…  Read More

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Alum Barker to Speak on the Fight for Wild Salmon

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will host its second annual Summer Solstice Celebration Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the SOEI. The event will feature Idaho journalist and Northland College alum Rocky Barker. Barker has covered every environmental issue in Idaho—endangered species,…  Read More

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