Category Archives: Community Food Systems program

Five local foods projects are springing to life in Cass County!

Five local foods projects are springing to life in Cass County!

by Courtney Long Design Fellow, ISU Design Lab Community Food Systems Program Coordinator Over the last two years, a coalition of community leaders in Cass County in southwest Iowa has been partnering with our Community Food Systems Program. Last winter, we worked together to determine five priority projects for their Food Systems Action Coalition to… Read More

LFP team shares tools for community-based systems change at ISU Extension conference

LFP team shares tools for community-based systems change at ISU Extension conference

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist Retaining what works from the past and innovating for the future was the theme of the 2017 ISU Extension and Outreach annual conference earlier this week in Ames. Keynote speaker Dr. Hanmin Liu told stories from his experiences with the Wildflowers Institute, a California-based non-profit organization he founded to “provide… Read More

RSVP now for the Local Food Leader Training and RFSWG meeting Feb. 15-16

RSVP now for the Local Food Leader Training and RFSWG meeting Feb. 15-16

by Lynn Heuss and Courtney Long All local foods practitioners in Iowa are encouraged to attend upcoming trainings offered by the Local Foods Program: Local Food Leaders Training and the next Regional Food Systems Working Group quarterly meeting (RFSWG). These two events are happening back-to-back on February 15 and 16 at Reiman Gardens in Ames,… Read More

What does it mean to “feed the world”?

What does it mean to “feed the world”?

by Courtney Long Program Manager, Community Food Systems Program Design Fellow, ISU Community Design Lab Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2017 Community Food Systems Annual Event was held on January 13 at Reiman Gardens. It was an amazing program, filled with even more amazing people that are doing countless exciting projects and programs throughout… Read More

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Local Foods Program
Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011
localfoods@iastate.edu; 515-294-3086
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/