Annual Events

June 13-14, 2024 | Iowa City

The Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference is an annual event for practitioners and those interested in local food systems. This conference promotes collaboration and cross-sector partnerships in all areas of food systems and farm to school and early care. 

September 25, 2024

Iowa Local Food Day coincides with National Farm to School Month in October and celebrates local foods in schools and early care sites. This even is hosted by the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition, who have designated the fourth Wednesday of September as Iowa Local Food Day to kick-off the celebration!

The ISU Local Food Festival is an annual celebration of local food and healthy living. This even centers around incorporating local foods into your daily meals, empowering healthy lifestyles, and sustainability-focused activities to engage students, faculty, and staff to make connections with Ames and nearby communities. 

An educational event for Midwest specialty crop producers to gather, network, and grow in knowledge and experience. This conference is hosted by Iowa Department of Ag and Land StewardshipIowa Specialty Crop Growers AssociationISU Extension and Outreach, and Iowa Wine Growers Association.