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Food systems trainings coming up in four states

Interested in local food systems development? These upcoming workshops are for you! Each location is offering both Local Food Leader and Community Food Systems trainings, facilitated by our Community Food Systems team. August 14-16, Ames, Iowa. (Registration is closed.) September 4-6, Massachusetts. (Registration is closed.) September 11-13, Nebraska. Register here. September 25-27, Oregon. (Registration is … Continue reading Food systems trainings coming up in four states

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Waukon school gardens flourish

Vegetable gardens at two Waukon schools are flourishing thanks to the green thumbs of the young gardeners involved in the Summer Food and Fitness program. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program, ISU Extension and Outreach, and Allamakee Community School District co-host the program. In June, club members planted and tended the garden at the Waukon … Continue reading Waukon school gardens flourish

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Produce Safety Alliance trainings help Iowa growers comply with FSMA

by Leigh Adcock, communications specialist More than 180 Iowa produce growers took a Produce Safety Alliance grower training course from ISU Extension and Outreach in 2017-18. They attended in order to learn how to comply with new federal food safety regulations. Last spring we sent them a one-year follow-up survey. (See full results.) Eighty-nine percent … Continue reading Produce Safety Alliance trainings help Iowa growers comply with FSMA