The Community Food Systems program provides three different areas of practice: technical assistance, research, and certifications.
Businesses across the state are trying new and innovative strategies to remain open and continue to serve Iowans. Farms and food businesses are also stepping up to meet the demand for local food products. Many farmers markets are moving to online sales and virtual options to continue to support customers and vendors in this trying time (Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development (FFED); 2020).
Registration is now open for the 2020 Community Food Systems Annual Event, a great opportunity to connect and learn with others who share your passion for building vibrant, thriving community-based food systems.