marketready winter 2019 feature

New dates for MarketReady workshops

Information for producers on market development risks and relationship-building to sell wholesale The ISU Local Food and Value Added Ag programs will host three MarketReady workshops in February and March. The half-day workshops are designed to provide information for farmers on managing risks and developing relationships with buyers to sell their products into wholesale markets. … Continue reading New dates for MarketReady workshops

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Balancing agri-tourism with life at Miss Effie’s Flowers

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist One of Iowa’s most beloved agritourism farms started as a 20-25 foot patch of cut flowers. Cathy LaFrenz, of Miss Effie’s Country Flowers and Garden Stuff near Donahue in eastern Iowa, says she learned two things that first year: “Raise our prices, and make room for customers to stay and … Continue reading Balancing agri-tourism with life at Miss Effie’s Flowers