Category Archives: Publications

Local Foods Program’s case study on “shepherding” has been published in JAFSCD!

Local Foods Program’s case study on “shepherding” has been published in JAFSCD!

by Mica Magtoto Local Foods Program Intern We’ve been published! We’re so excited to announce that our latest article, “Shepherding Community Engagement to Strengthen the Local Food System in Northeast Iowa,” has been published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development! The article was written by our three Local Foods Program evaluators:… Read More

New resource to help local food coordinators

New resource to help local food coordinators

by Mica Magtoto Local Foods Program Intern In Iowa, more than 20 regional entities employ individuals as local foods coordinators, who promote the sale and purchase of locally grown food and provide regional capacity-building for food systems. They work on everything from school gardens to community gardens, farmers markets, farm tours, local farm directories, coalition-building,… Read More

Iowa communities examine their strengths and challenges in building local food systems

Iowa communities examine their strengths and challenges in building local food systems

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist As demand for locally grown foods continues to rise, more Iowans are taking a look at the factors that affect the creation of expansion of local food systems in their communities. As the name implies, a local food system encompasses many factors, including producers, markets, nutritional education, institutional buyers such… Read More

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