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
Improving Your Farm Profitability: #2 by Craig Chase, program manager I often hear beginning farmers talk about how their farm is profitable. When asked how they know, they often answer that they had more money at the end of the year than at the beginning. Having more money in your bank account is a good … Continue reading Cash flow vs. profitability
Improving Your Farm Profitability: #1 by Craig Chase, FFED program manager Farmers producing value-added or non-conventional crops often ask me how they could increase their chances of getting a loan from a lender. My answer is simple: you must think like a lender. Remember that a lender works for a bank (or other institution). The … Continue reading Need a business loan? Think like a lender.
Plan to attend a Produce Safety Rule food safety training at one of six Iowa locations between January and March. The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm … Continue reading Food safety trainings offered statewide in 2020