Articles related to Local Foods

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 14:14

Iowans engaged in local food systems development are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Third Annual Celebration in Ames on Friday, Jan.13. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:24

An online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help producers understand the process of transitioning to organic agriculture. The 16-week course begins Jan. 10, 2017.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:53

The second annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held Feb. 11, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm will be the featured speaker along with a wide variety of track options and a trade show.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:52

Residents of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, will soon have access to an online ordering system for local foods. The city is partnering with the Iowa Food Cooperative on a two-month pilot project to gauge the community’s interest in purchasing Iowa-grown food products.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 13:16

A new tool developed by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program can help local foods organizations know whether their projects and programs are accomplishing their goals. The Question Keeper survey database is available free for one year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:32

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:39

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:51

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:18

The 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The conference is a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability.