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Chilled, LLC makes healthy freezer meals for busy families

Duane Johnson, FFED Enterprise Development Team Just more than three years ago in early 2018, Lindsy Trotter decided to start something. She had heard the grumbling and the complaints from friends and relatives, and she had experienced the same issues herself. Busy families trying to eat a healthy evening meal together were struggling. Cooking from scratch took … Continue reading Chilled, LLC makes healthy freezer meals for busy families

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Growing small-scale produce processing capacity in Iowa

Iowans know fresh, local produce is tasty and good for them. But how can small businesses or non-profits keep supplying local vegetables to clients through long Midwest winters? One potential solution: a mobile produce processing cart allowing them to can or freeze the vegetables. The Mobile Produce Processing Cart Project builds on five years of … Continue reading Growing small-scale produce processing capacity in Iowa

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FFED helps family-owned Iowa feed mill rebuild and expand

by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist A destructive fire on top of pandemic disruptions could have spelled the end of a livestock feed company in western Iowa. Instead, these challenges have spurred a multi-generational family to rebuild bigger and better. John, Jake and Andrew Schechinger of Harlan created FiberFactor Feeds by purchasing the intellectual property … Continue reading FFED helps family-owned Iowa feed mill rebuild and expand