Community Food Systems Annual Event accepting workshop proposals

November 2, 2018
by Emily Paull, Administrative Specialist

Our 2019 Community Food Systems Program annual event is scheduled for Friday, March 29, in Des Moines. We will be meeting at the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center!

annual event poolThe venue is new to us this year. We are enjoying planning the day. And we look forward to introducing the Ramada Tropics Resort to local producers who will provide ingredients for our conference meals.

We are currently accepting workshop proposals for breakout sessions at the conference. Learn more and submit your proposal by January 15, 2019, at this link.

Event goal

The goal of the Community Food Systems Program annual event is to engage, support, and inspire individuals from all areas of Iowa’s food system in conversation about community food systems.

Workshop topics may include

  • technical support on starting school gardens, food hubs, or shared use kitchens
  • sharing educational materials
  • feasibility of new businesses
  • general programming ideas

Please take this opportunity to share your expertise and creative ideas to inform food systems development!

annual event aubreyThe Community Food Systems Program is a collaboration of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods and Community and Economic Development Programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Long at (515) 460-3227 or