Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference.

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

Dawn leads workshop.

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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Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day

by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist, and Emily Paull, administrative specialist October 11 marked Iowa’s second statewide Local Food Day. This year schools across the state served more than 20 different locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, yogurt, grains, eggs and beef, pork and turkey.  Fifty school districts registered at IowaLocalFoodDay.org and committed to serving at … Continue reading Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day