Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 14:26

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:27

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:47

Thirteen teams of youth in grades 5-12 competed in the 2014 4-H Cook This! Final Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced in three age divisions.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:32

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:52

Specialty crop growers interested in food safety certification and risk management for their farms should plan to attend a Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26 in Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:18

In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:12

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:09

As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe. 

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:58

Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.