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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:36

The Local Foods Program team says shepherding can be used to engage a multi-county region to create change in food systems.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:25

Professional development opportunities for local foods coordinators will be developed and delivered with funds from a USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:52

Celebrating the efforts of American agriculture and reminding Iowans that agriculture touches each of us is the focus behind the 2017 National Ag Day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:06

A series of workshops covering sustainable hop production will help individuals interested in growing hops learn more about its production. The ISU Extension and Outreach series will be offered throughout 2017.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:28

Two eastern Iowa fruit and vegetable farmers will host events that will offer informative discussions and time to meet other farmers over a cup of coffee. The meet-ups in Donnellson and Solon are free and open to all fruit and vegetable growers.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:06

Three workshops will be held to help extension staff, county horticulturists, local food coordinators, industry representatives and growers learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:04

Donating produce from a vegetable garden to a local food pantry can help give those without access to fresh and healthy foods an opportunity to incorporate them into their diets. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides information on the type of vegetables food pantries are most in need of.

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:02

Plans are being made for the Siouxland Garden Show March 24-25 at the Sioux City Convention Center.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:30

2017 Growing Together mini-grants have been awarded to projects in 14 counties. They will receive a combined $70,000 in grant money through the SNAP-Education program.