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.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:28
Selling produce at farmers markets, flower production, tomato grafting and pumpkin production are topics that will be covered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and central Iowa farmers during fields days this summer.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 09:32
A field day to demonstrate roller crimper and strip tillage use in fruit and vegetable production will be Thursday, June 5 from 5–7:30 p.m. at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa. The field day also will discuss various cover crop establishment and termination techniques.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 13:37
Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:34
A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:36
An Iowa MarketReady training to help food suppliers succeed in today's markets will be April 10 at the Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 West Ridge Lane, Dubuque.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 18:12
The spotlight is on local food business expansion in this year's Iowa Local Food Conference April 8 at the Quality Inn in Ames.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:37
A special value added agriculture Annie’s Project course is coming to Ames in March. The course covers five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:26
Annie's Project helped Nicole Jonas write a business plan and add value to her farm business. The classes "made me realize things I needed to be doing or be doing better on Red Granite Farm and helped me focus on it as a real business,” Jonas said.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:14
A cover crop workshop for commercial growers and those working with commercial growers is planned for Feb. 25 at the Iowa Clothing Center, 1005 Nutmeg Avenue, Kalona.