Local Food Day

2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

by Teresa Wiemerslage, FFED field specialist Schools, universities and early care sites served locally sourced foods during the week of October 14, 2020, persisting despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights from the third annual Iowa Local Food Day: 61 school districts, early care sites and universities registered to participate and pledged to serve at … Continue reading 2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

Register now for Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 19-20

Register now for the Iowa Specialty Producers Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20, 2021. This second joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association will take place entirely online. Keynote speaker Hugh McPherson will share best practices for incorporating “agri-tainment” into a farming operation. He owns … Continue reading Register now for Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 19-20

marketready feature

Virtual MarketReady class for producers begins Feb. 13

Ready to explore selling your farm products to institutions? Learn how to scale up and manage risk through our virtual MarketReady workshop series beginning Feb. 13. You will learn what it takes to diversify profitably into wholesale, retail and institutional markets. The course includes seven online modules plus live virtual discussions on the following Saturdays, … Continue reading Virtual MarketReady class for producers begins Feb. 13