Fresh vegetables.

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

Feed mill and corn field.

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