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Setting the table at the Farmers Union Dinner

Room for More at the Table

Reflections on the Universal Power of a Shared Meal

I truly believe that in this politically polarized world, food retains a universal power that can, at least for a time, transcend perceived divisions and bring people together. And so, as we gather this weekend with family and friends for a traditional meal, we should celebrate and offer gratitude to everyone within our food system…  Read More

Northland College students and alum prepare rain garden

Rain Gardens Provide Stormwater Storage

This past summer Nile Merton ’15 returned to campus to finish a project he started as a student, updating the rain garden at the Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment. At the same time, across campus, junior Shelly Ray started plans for a rain garden for the new Hulings Rice Food Center. In 2018,…  Read More

Northland College Food Center Director Todd Rothe stands in front of the composting machine.

Northland College Wants Your Leftovers

Community Compost Program

Northland College has a big problem: not enough leftovers. Students at the school have been combining food waste and organic materials like leaves, wood chips, lawn trimmings and cardboard since 1993 and converting what could have become a stinking mess into rich, black, earthy compost. SIGN UP NOW. A state-of-the-art composting machine, installed in 2017…  Read More

Northland College Joins Partnership to Develop Hazelnut Production

Northland College has joined a public-private partnership designed to accelerate the development of hazelnuts as an agricultural product found in wild form throughout the region. The College, American Hazelnut Company, Bayfield Foods Cooperative, the UW-Extension Service, and the University of Wisconsin’s Biological Systems Engineering department, together are undertaking a two-year program to develop cost-efficient systems…  Read More

Northland college students at organic farming conference

The Changing Face of Ag

Northland College staff and students traveled to LaCrosse, Wisconsin to participate in the 2018 MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming. The 28-year-old conference draws over 3,500 people from around the nation and across the globe, bringing together all kinds of people who are working toward a…  Read More

Mary Trettin and Mike Miller, Northland College

President Miller Announces Retirement

Northland College President Michael A. Miller, 62, announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018 “Serving as Northland’s 13th president for the past seven years has been an honor and goes down as my final and greatest professional accomplishment,” he said. During his seven years,…  Read More

Northland College Baldwin Commons

Dining

We love food. We source it locally, prepare it well, and compost the scraps. We offer a variety of dining options and meal plans.

Northland Walking on bridge - masks

Fall 2020 Reopening

> Read our Campus Reopening Plan > Check out the Reopening FAQ Recent Updates Aug 12: Campus Reopening Plan & FAQ Aug 7: Returning Student Townhall July 24: Athletic Programming Update July 24: Fall Online Curriculum July 24: Face Coverings, Isolation & Quarantine July 9: Fall Planning Groups July 8: Review Fall Classes Registration July

Dragonflies: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Dragonflies Help Researchers Determine Mercury

The adult dragonflies that we often see flitting about near any lake or stream, are quite the common sight. But did you know that just below the water’s surface, hunting in the shallows, there are also dragonflies? Well, baby dragonflies. The larval stage of this insect—which is about the size of your thumb—is a very

Northland College Health Services

COVID-19 Updates

Read the CARES ACT Notification. Read the Clery COVID-19 Compliance Notification. Resources It is natural to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions in regards to the current global health crisis. Please visit our COVID-19 resource page for tips on how to take care of yourself and manage stress and anxiety. If you’re