Category Archives: Youth

How can schools incorporate local meats into their menus? Our new case study can help.

How can schools incorporate local meats into their menus? Our new case study can help.

Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and Iowa Food Hub, sought to build a meat-to-school program in northeast Iowa. A new series of three publications provides highlights… Read More

Feeding our hearts

Feeding our hearts

My name is Taylor Sickles. I grew up in Iowa and now am a FoodCorps Iowa service member in Linn County, working with Linn County Extension and Outreach. Food is one of my passions, especially food that not only tastes good but is also good for you. As I’m growing in my knowledge of the… Read More

Youth in Fayette County are “Growing Greener”

Youth in Fayette County are “Growing Greener”

by Teresa Wiemerslage, Program & Communications Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northeast Iowa The Growing Greener 4-H Greenhouse launched in 2016 with the mission to create an indoor growing space for young people to learn about growing plants. The Loran Steinlage family contacted ISU Extension in Fayette County with the offer… Read More

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Agriculture and Natural Resources
Local Foods
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localfoods@iastate.edu
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