Small businesses invited to inform Iowa COVID-19 recovery

by Courtney Long, FFED program coordinator The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and other regional community partners are working to improve economic stability and recovery from COVID-19. As part of this effort, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is supporting the project through understanding small business (under 50 employees) and community organization’s challenges and … Continue reading Small businesses invited to inform Iowa COVID-19 recovery

Support Iowa horticulture during Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week July 26-30

Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year, providing fresh produce to Iowa consumers. Governor Kim Reynolds recognized the value of Iowa horticulture by designating July 26-30, 2021, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week. The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association represents producers statewide, supporting grower education and consumer outreach. … Continue reading Support Iowa horticulture during Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week July 26-30

Vendor registration open for 2021 ISU Local Food Festival

An Adventure in Eating and Community is an annual festival at Iowa State University celebrating local food and healthy living. The event takes place each September on the sidewalk between Beardshear and Curtiss Halls on central campus in Ames. The sixth annual festival will take place Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 … Continue reading Vendor registration open for 2021 ISU Local Food Festival