Category Archives: Local Foods Program team

Designing and analyzing the statewide commercial horticulture survey

Designing and analyzing the statewide commercial horticulture survey

by Arlene Enderton Evaluator The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) recently released the results of the 2015 Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey. I had the privilege of being a part of the team that designed the survey, analyzed the data and wrote the report. It was an exceptionally collaborative process, with IDALS, Iowa… Read More

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

“Growing healthy food seems like the most important thing I can do.”

“Growing healthy food seems like the most important thing I can do.”

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist Emily Fagan (left) will join her cousin Emily Breckbill (right) as co-manager of Humble Hands Harvest farm near Decorah this coming season. The two-acre organic vegetable farm will market its produce through a CSA (community supported agriculture), farmers markets, local food hub, and other wholesale accounts, in the Decorah area… 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/