The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship developed the Choose Iowa™ campaign to: create support for farmers drive demand for the products they produce, and generate excitement about agriculture innovation happening in Iowa. Thanks to a USDA Farm to School grant, the Iowa Department of Education can now expand the campaign to schools, childcare … Continue reading Iowa Food of the Month materials now available free to schools, daycares
The 2021 Virtual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is Friday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is free! Click here to register by June 10. Teachers, early care professionals, food service staff, farmers, school garden coordinators and others are welcome. We will share ideas, resources and successes to grow … Continue reading Farm to school and early care conference is June 11
by Natalie Schneiter and Teresa Wiemerslage For several years now, Turkey Valley schools in northeast Iowa have participated in a farm to school cross-age teaching program. Teams of high school students lead lessons for elementary students featuring foods from local farms and businesses. Thanks to generous donations from the Turkey Valley Education Foundation, this program has … Continue reading Cross-age farm to school lessons continued at Turkey Valley despite pandemic
Kick It with Carrots! The Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Network‘s statewide campaign and associated materials highlight carrots as the most chill vegetable of the summer. With this collective focus on this familiar, readily-available local veggie, we hope to increase participation of children at summer meal sites and support local producers. CLICK HERE … Continue reading 2021 Farm to Summer application now open: Kick It with Carrots!