Support Iowa horticulture during Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week July 26-30

Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year, providing fresh produce to Iowa consumers. Governor Kim Reynolds recognized the value of Iowa horticulture by designating July 26-30, 2021, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week. The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association represents producers statewide, supporting grower education and consumer outreach. … Continue reading Support Iowa horticulture during Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week July 26-30

Specialty crops risk management webinars available online

by Olivia Hanlon, FFED education extension specialist The pandemic provided opportunity for specialty producers in Iowa to expand production and sales. However, managing risk for specialty production is critical to capitalizing on new market opportunities. The Small Farms team of FFED sponsored a series of webinars for specialty crop producers in January, February and March … Continue reading Specialty crops risk management webinars available online