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Register for October, November Good Agricultural Practices Workshops
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
Celebrate Food Safety Education Month with a Clean Kitchen
(Posted on 9/4/2014)
September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.
Winning Teams Announced for 2014 Cook This! 4-H Final Culinary Challenge
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Thirteen teams of youth in grades 5-12 competed in the 2014 4-H Cook This! Final Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced in three age divisions.
Good Agricultural Practices: Workshops Set for Fall 2014, Spring 2015
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
Mock Food Safety Audit Workshop Is Aug. 26
(Posted on 7/31/2014)
Specialty crop growers interested in food safety certification and risk management for their farms should plan to attend a Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26 in Cedar Rapids.
New Videos Highlight Importance of Local Food In Iowa
(Posted on 7/30/2014)
In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.
Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots
(Posted on 7/23/2014)
Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.
Iowa State Makes Sure Consumers Preserve Food Safely
(Posted on 7/14/2014)
As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe. 
New Manual Shows Growers How to Share Machinery, Cut Costs
(Posted on 7/7/2014)
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.
Iowa State Researchers Find Relationship between Food Insecurity and Depression
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
A new study by Iowa State University professor and extension specialist Kim Greder and an ISU student links food insecurity and maternal depression in rural America.

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