Friday, February 15, 2013 - 14:44
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $900,000 to the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative to be used in the next four years. The award will fund current strategies related to school wellness, food systems and active living with an additional focus on the caregivers of children from birth to age five in Northeast Iowa.
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:11
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop on Tuesday, March 12, at Reiman Gardens in Ames. Presenters at the workshop are Ajay Nair, extension horticulturist, and Laura Jesse and Erika Saalau-Rojas, pathologists with the Iowa State Plant and Insect Diagnostic Lab.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:05
A postharvest handling and food safety workshop for fruit and vegetable growers is planned by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop will be March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Oak Room on the Iowa State campus and broadcast to 12 host locations in Iowa.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:24
Local community leaders, entrepreneurs and partners of Southeast Iowa’s local food system will learn strategies for regional branding, increasing agri-tourism opportunities and promoting local foods, arts and recreation at the Great River Regional Flavors Discovery Day on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 16:13
Producers, consumers, business owners and anyone interested in developing Iowa’s local food system are invited to register for an upcoming conference, “Road Map for Resilience: Empowering Iowa’s Local Food Economy.”
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 09:33
The Great River Region Local Food Networking Forum will be held at 61 Chophouse in Mediapolis on Friday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The forum is for local food entrepreneurs, regional experts and partners of Southeast Iowa’s local food system.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 15:49
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 13:29
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course called Homegrown Lifestyle for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their families and create a sustainable landscape. The 12-week course will be offered at several Iowa locations beginning March 14.
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:38
The Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is an opportunity to help shape the regional food network, according to organizers.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:58
An advanced high tunnel tomato production track is one of the educational components of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s annual conference Jan. 24-25 in Ankeny. Instructors for the Thursday, Jan. 24 day-long high tunnel track are horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.