Lynn Heuss
Local Food and Farm Program

515-201-9405
leheuss@iastate.edu

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Meetings postponed in February due to weather have been rescheduled, giving Iowa local foods leaders a pair of opportunities to meet together in March when Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosts two events in Ames.

Local foods leaders from across the state of Iowa will have a pair of opportunities to meet together next month, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosting events in Ames Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.

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.

On Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Iowa State University community will get to experience and learn about locally grown food at the Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating on the ISU campus in Ames.

This grant workshop is intended to raise awareness of Agricultural Marketing System grant opportunities and increase participation from those involved in farmers' markets and local foods.

The spotlight is on local food business expansion in this year's Iowa Local Food Conference April 8 at the Quality Inn in Ames.

Iowans will have a chance to form partnerships and network with other local food enthusiasts at an upcoming conference, “Road Map for Resilience: Empowering Iowa’s Local Food Economy,” at the ISU Scheman Building on March 19-20.

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.”

Organizations and individuals who are developing local food systems in their community or region are invited to join others throughout Iowa who are doing the same thing at the winter meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group of Iowa on Friday, Dec. 14, in the South Ballroom of the ISU Memorial Union in Ames.

Iowans can make their voices heard about creating a more vibrant food system at the Iowa Local Food Summit April 3. The summit will include conversations and workshops about how to meet the goals outlined in the Iowa Local Food and Farm Plan, developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in response to state legislation passed in 2011.