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Virtual MarketReady class for producers begins Feb. 13

Ready to explore selling your farm products to institutions? Learn how to scale up and manage risk through our virtual MarketReady workshop series beginning Feb. 13. You will learn what it takes to diversify profitably into wholesale, retail and institutional markets. The course includes seven online modules plus live virtual discussions on the following Saturdays, … Continue reading Virtual MarketReady class for producers begins Feb. 13

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Food systems team helps rebuild hurricane-torn food system in US Virgin Islands

Technical support from FFED’s Food Systems Team is helping rebuild the local food system in the US Virgin Islands, devastated by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. Local emergency funding allowed islanders to engage the community food systems team in 2018. On initial visits, the team developed support and understanding of the hurricanes’ impacts on … Continue reading Food systems team helps rebuild hurricane-torn food system in US Virgin Islands

New FFED farmer-buyer video stars Dubuque Eats Well

by Courtney Long, program coordinator, Food Systems Team Eastern Iowa nonprofit Dubuque Eats Well participated in our Community Food Systems program from 2015-2018. We worked together on projects including institutional procurement, edible landscapes, incubator farm development and Double-Up Food Bucks programming. We are excited to share a brief video that captures some of the amazing partners … Continue reading New FFED farmer-buyer video stars Dubuque Eats Well