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Spotlight on Dawn Henderson, Flavors of Northwest Iowa

by Dawn Henderson, horticulture program coordinator January marks my seventh month on the job as the horticulture program coordinator for Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, and Osceola counties (marketed jointly as Flavors of Northwest Iowa). I joined ISU Extension and Outreach after completing a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Iowa State this past May. Extension and agriculture … Continue reading Spotlight on Dawn Henderson, Flavors of Northwest Iowa

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Supporting food systems leaders around the US

by Bre Miller, program coordinator Last fall, our Community Food Systems team hosted four Local Food Leader (LFL) workshops in Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Oregon. These locations were selected as national hubs, providing access to this in-person workshop in the central, western, and eastern areas of the US. Local Food Leader is an individual skill … Continue reading Supporting food systems leaders around the US

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Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is January 23-24 in Ankeny

The first-ever Iowa Specialty Producers Conference took place Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 2020, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. The event was a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA) and the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA). The conference featured keynote speaker John Stanley, an internationally known retail consultant, … Continue reading Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is January 23-24 in Ankeny

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5th Community Food Systems annual event is Jan. 9-10, 2020

Anyone engaged in food systems development nationwide is invited to attend the 5th Community Food Systems annual event, January 9-10, 2020. Registration is now open! The 2020 theme is “Food Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Partnerships.” If you are engaged in local food systems, we invite you to participate to enhance our collective involvement in this work. … Continue reading 5th Community Food Systems annual event is Jan. 9-10, 2020