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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)

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COVID-19 resources for our farm, food systems, and business clients

Here are some up-to-date resources to support you in your work with Iowa’s small farms, food systems, and business enterprises during the novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our team is currently working from home along with the rest of ISU Extension and Outreach, but please feel free to contact us by email or phone with … Continue reading COVID-19 resources for our farm, food systems, and business clients

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Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is June 18-19 in Waukee

Save the date for the 2020 Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference, June 18-19 at Timberline School in Waukee, Iowa! Registration is coming soon. This year marks the third annual farm to school conference, and the first sponsored by the recently combined Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition. Here’s what you … Continue reading Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is June 18-19 in Waukee