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Northland College Hulings Rice Food Systems Center

Hulings Rice Food Center Receives Funding for Hazelnut Development

The Northland College Hulings Rice Food Center has been awarded $49,300 from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to work on product development for hazelnuts. The Food Center has been collaborating for years on hazelnuts as a farming solution to climate change. Last year, business students tackled hazelnut product development and marketing

Northland College Food System Center

Hulings Rice Food Center

The Hulings Rice Food Center represents a milestone in local food infrastructure as the region’s largest food processing facility.

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

Todd Rothe of Marengo to Manage Center Three years ago, Northland College set a goal to have its cafeteria serve 80 percent local food by 2020. The College did not want to start a farm or to compete with farmers. “We wanted to work with growers to expand the regional food economy,” said President Miller.…  Read More

Northland student Seth Bayliss on campus

Northland Deepens Commitment to Food, Social Justice

In the last year, Seth Bayliss ’20, a sociology and social justice major, has sifted through stacks of invoices, researched thousands of food items, and entered over 11,000 bits of data into a spreadsheet. Bayliss’ deep dive into food purchases was part of the Real Food Standards, a national initiative to encourage colleges to shift

Centers

Northland College continues to innovate, expand, and adapt as the world grows more complex. In order to better understand and address environmental and legislative challenges affecting freshwater quality, agriculture, rural economics, and access to natural spaces, the College has established four centers of excellence. Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Center for Rural Communities

Danny Simpson in the campus gardens

The Future of Food is Here

This weekend I picked up environmental journalist Amanda Little’s new book, The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World. She details the difficult decisions we in the food world are grappling with regarding food access and sustainability in the face of climate change. Little traveled the world meeting people at

Ashland farmers market

Center For Rural Communities

The Center provides research and consultation services to support data-driven community programming and development in the north woods.

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Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation focuses on scientific research, communication, and thought leadership on water issues in the Great Lakes region and beyond. The Burke Center specializes in “translating” science to the general public, government agencies, NGOs, agriculture, and the private sector, helping to edify water policy in a wide variety of

Food Map

We believe in our community’s capacity to grow food sustainably as a source of wellbeing for our residents. We partner with farmers who care for the long-term health of the air, soil, and water. We believe that what we do today affects the future health of the planet and future generations. This map captures Northland’s