Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA) is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to promote local and sustainable food communities through research, collaboration with farmers, and the expansion of local food distribution.
The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA), hosted a 2nd annual Regional Sustainable Agriculture Conference on November 14, 2013 in Nampa, ID. The conference attempted to educate the public and define a Sustainable Agriculture future that balances environmental, health and farmer profitability concerns. Based on all the feedback we received, the event was a tremendous success!
We will soon have video clips from the event to share. In addition, the ICSA is accepting applications for 2014 Board of Director positions. If you are interested in being part of our organization, please send us a completed application (deadline for applications is Dec. 31st)
ICSA Mission Statement:
- Promote local food diversity and delivery.
- Incentivize farming as a career path for entrepreneurs.
- Build healthy soils and promote water conservation.
- Advocate local food safety and responsible pesticide & antibiotic use.
The ICSA’s capstone mission is to support the emergence of profitable farmers and help develop low cost year-round food hub facilities across Idaho that would synergize sustainably minded research, education, and food processing operations.
The organization recognizes the complex inter-relationships between growers, distributors, retailers, and consumers while seeking to improve environmental quality and promote social responsibility.
We have already received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture’s Farmer Market Promotion Program to expand the existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program at the Capital City Public Market. Click here for more details.