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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

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Online sales platforms an option for direct-market farmers during COVID-19 (and beyond)

by Leigh Adcock, communications specialist Direct-market farmers face closures of farmers markets, restaurants, and other in-person sales outlets this spring due to COVID-19. What options can replace these important markets? I recently attended a webinar sponsored by the non-profit Oregon Tilth called “Online Sales Platforms for Farmers” (view the recording). Representatives of five platforms gave … Continue reading Online sales platforms an option for direct-market farmers during COVID-19 (and beyond)