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Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is January 23-24 in Ankeny

Join us for the Iowa Specialty Producers Conference, Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 2020, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. For the first time, this event is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA) and the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA). Registration is now open! The conference will feature … Continue reading Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is January 23-24 in Ankeny

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5th Community Food Systems annual event is Jan. 9-10, 2020

Anyone engaged in food systems development nationwide is invited to attend the 5th Community Food Systems annual event, January 9-10, 2020. Registration is now open! The 2020 theme is “Food Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Partnerships.” If you are engaged in local food systems, we invite you to participate to enhance our collective involvement in this work. … Continue reading 5th Community Food Systems annual event is Jan. 9-10, 2020

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Ugandan students create ag projects with FFED

by Brian Tapp, program coordinator In early September two students from Uganda arrived in Ames. They spent about eight weeks working with and learning from our Enterprise Development Team. The two students, Mike Bainomugisha and Reagan Mwenyiare, attend Makerere University in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.  ISU’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods arranged the … Continue reading Ugandan students create ag projects with FFED