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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

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See our 2017 Local Foods Program annual report for highlights

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist Our Local Foods Program 2017 annual report is available for viewing at this link! The new report profiles some of the exciting food systems projects going on all over the state of Iowa, many of which our staff is privileged to support. Some highlights: We helped the Iowa Department of … Continue reading See our 2017 Local Foods Program annual report for highlights

New publications, trainings will help food producers navigate marketing regulations

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist If you grow produce for sale directly to consumers in Iowa, a new series of publications and an upcoming set of trainings from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are available to help. The state regulates the preparation and sale of different foods in different ways. You may have to … Continue reading New publications, trainings will help food producers navigate marketing regulations