Articles related to Local Foods

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:45

The production of melon, from site selection and planting to harvesting, is covered in the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication "Commercial Melon Production."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 08:30

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 15 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature commercial production for farmers, extension personnel and Master Gardeners.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 09:47

Because of Pak choi's rising popularity, Ajay Nair has authored a publication highlighting the types of Pak choi that can be grown, as well as the management techniques necessary to produce a strong crop.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 14:48

An organic cropping systems field day will be conducted by agronomists from Iowa State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at the Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm, June 28 in Boone.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 11:05

Nutrition, health, food security and local foods awareness are components of plans created by Rising Star Interns for a 2016 summer program.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 16:05

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture will be hosting an open house to provide information and stimulate discussion about hop production in the state of Iowa.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 09:06

The local foods field day is a boots on the ground event with tours and presentations from five organizations and producers involved in the eastern Iowa local food system.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 09:42

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture is offering a workshop on fruit spraying June 28 in Ames. The in-depth course will provide producers with information on sprayer designs, nozzle selection and sprayer calibration, which will help improve pesticide use in their orchards or vineyards.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:13

Field days provide opportunity for gardeners to learn about year’s garden themes - donating produce to food banks and planting for pollinators.