Articles related to Local Foods

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 14:27

Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 15:29

An invasive fruit fly known as spotted winged drosophila has made its way to Iowa, forcing growers to change the way they protect their crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulture field specialist Joe Hannan recently authored a publication designed to help keep fruit safe from this new garden pest.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 15:08

Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Garden 101, a weekly program, will be offered in seven locations across Iowa.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 14:51

The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 14:20

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:31

The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit annual event will celebrate two years of community accomplishments in coalition development and local food projects around Iowa on Dec. 18 at Reiman Gardens.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:37

Master Gardeners will sow the seeds necessary to combat hunger and provide healthy food for struggling Iowans through a new program set to begin this winter.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 14:58

Farmers will have the chance to participate in farmer-to-mentor round tables with organic producers and those experienced with organic certification.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:48

A set of publications is available for those looking for a thorough treatment of how to start a local foods organization in Iowa.