by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist Like valuable interns everywhere, our Olivia Hanlon has never met a new skill set she couldn’t acquire in a hurry! She’s been supporting FFED with communications tasks for the past year and a half. During that time, she’s helped the team with projects ranging from social media management to … Continue reading Olivia Hanlon supports FFED communications work
by Emily Coll, FFED program coordinator Root to Rise Organic Farm occupies five acres just north of Ames near Alluvial Brewing and Prairie Moon Winery. Owner-operator Kate Solko has built her skills working on various local farms for 10 years. She says she got into farming because she couldn’t find high-quality, affordable food for her … Continue reading Sprouting during a pandemic: Root to Rise Organic Farm
by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist Maybe you’re worried about disruptions to the country’s food supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you just want to cut on down the number of mask-adorned trips you make to the grocery store. If you’re thinking of planting a garden this spring, or expanding the one you have, … Continue reading “Coronavirus Victory Garden?” Extension resources can help!
by Chad Elliott, food director and culinary specialist, Decorah Community School District Our first week of serving 5,300 grab-and-go meals to students at Decorah Community School District felt a bit unpredictable. Schools with a 50% or more free and reduced meals rate qualify for COVID-19 Emergency Closure Meal Service. Schools under 50% need to apply … Continue reading Food hub provides local products for Decorah student meals during closure