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Building capacity with Iowa’s local food coordinators

by Leigh Adcock, communications specialist It’s a job title that didn’t exist a decade ago. Now Iowa’s local food coordinators play a unique and crucial role in the development of robust local food systems statewide. Right now, about 10 coordinators serve 75 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Some work for extension. Others report to local governments … Continue reading Building capacity with Iowa’s local food coordinators

Sarah Kielly

Spotlight on Sarah Kielly, Buchanan County Food Work Team

What do you do as a local food coordinator? Because of my funding partners (the Independence Community School District, the City of Independence, the Buchanan County Health Center, and Buchanan County Extension and Outreach), I work in many areas. I manage the Independence Farmers Market, recruiting vendors, planning events, and everything in between. I also … Continue reading Spotlight on Sarah Kielly, Buchanan County Food Work Team