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State partnerships deepen to create the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition

by Chelsea Krist, FFED farm to school and ECE coordinator Big news! The Iowa Farm to School Coalition and the Iowa Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition recently merged. Here’s how shared interests and the collaborative nature of their work brought them together to create the newly established Iowa Farm to School and Early … Continue reading State partnerships deepen to create the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference.

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is June 18-19 in Waukee

Save the date for the 2020 Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference, June 18-19 at Timberline School in Waukee, Iowa! Registration is coming soon. This year marks the third annual farm to school conference, and the first sponsored by the recently combined Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition. Here’s what you … Continue reading Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is June 18-19 in Waukee

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Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day

by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist, and Emily Paull, administrative specialist October 11 marked Iowa’s second statewide Local Food Day. This year schools across the state served more than 20 different locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, yogurt, grains, eggs and beef, pork and turkey.  Fifty school districts registered at IowaLocalFoodDay.org and committed to serving at … Continue reading Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day