Iowa farm women are sharing their experiences in central Africa, where 80 percent of the farming is done by women. This collaboration was developed by a farmer-to-farmer project through Iowa State University Extension with cooperation from a Ugandan nonprofit organization.
Iowa women farmers have a rare opportunity to help women farmers in Uganda by volunteering to spend approximately two weeks working directly with smallholder farmers.
Recent federal food safety legislation can impact small fruit and vegetable growers. Seven workshops throughout the state in January and February will highlight good practices for food safety and post-harvest handling.