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Cass County research project helps families learn about and use local foods

child with local foods

Cass County community leaders and extension researchers at Iowa State University and Cornell University teamed up to create a research project that focuses on increasing the consumption of locally grown foods. The project has been under way for more than a year, and researchers plan on increasing hands-on activities for Cass County families with school-age children.

In focus group interviews, families said they want to know where their food comes from, noted ISU Extension specialist Kim Greder. Families also said they were interested in growing food with their children and want information on how to easily prepare and preserve local foods.

This article appeared in July 2011 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter