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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:23

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, released the Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey earlier this week. The survey, which uses data from the 2015 growing season, is the first comprehensive statewide look at Iowa horticulture in more than a decade.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:42

Iowa’s nearly 350 school districts serving 500,000 students can more easily expand efforts that connect children to locally sourced foods through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a national network of farm to school resources and practitioners.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:10

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell. KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 14:13

Local, state and national legislative policies with a significant impact on the ability to develop thriving, sustainable local food systems in Iowa will be the focus of the May 25 meeting.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 13:30

Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:54

A series of three videos to help fruit and vegetable growers understand and implement good agricultural practices replaces the day-long Iowa Level 1 GAP program.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:33

The publication "A Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances" gives food hub managers tools for measuring their business’ financial health while also addressing common financial concerns that arise in local food distribution.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:50

Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

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.