Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:58
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 - 08:48
A set of publications is available for those looking for a thorough treatment of how to start a local foods organization in Iowa.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 13:30
A new publication is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders (LF0009) is a step-by-step tutorial based on QuickBooks Professional accounting software.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 15:04
Rich Pirog, a pioneer in the statewide local foods movement, returns to Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to speak about his new experiences in Michigan at the quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group at the Story County Extension office.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:45
A public workshop will explore opportunities that exist for community gardens, and provide an opportunity for gardeners to give feedback on community garden efforts and educational programs that are needed to support Iowa gardeners. This free event is Nov. 14 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 08:29
The 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 22-23 at the University of Iowa. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:29
Workshops for commercial fruit and vegetable producers interested in or having just built a high tunnel are scheduled for this fall.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 13:59
With continued support from the Leopold Center, the Local Foods Program is moving under the umbrella of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beginning this week.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 15:23
A free public webinar will introduce a new resource for city governments about zoning issues related to production and sales activities commonly associated with urban agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 30.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 13:48
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1, Level 2, and Iowa MarketReady workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in November.