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Meet Jill Ardueser

Get to know our newest additions to our team: Jill Ardueser! Jill is an AmeriCorp VISTA member that will be working with our Farm to School and Early Care program. Learn what she's most looking forward to and her favorite podcast to listen to in her free time.

 

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The Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference is June 13-14 in Iowa City. The registration deadline is May 31. This annual event celebrates local food, collaboration and cross-sector partnerships in all areas of the food system and farm to school and early care.

Virtual Local Food Leader Save the Date

ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development is hosting the next virtual Local Food Leader certification this summer.

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In a recent article for the Acreage Living Newsletter, Patrick Wall, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, highlights five main points to consider when herd bull sharing or leasing, or when renting a bull to another cattle owner.

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care AmeriCorps VISTA

WE’RE HIRING! ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development, in partnership with the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition, is seeking one AmeriCorps VISTA service member to add to our team for 2024.

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Understanding data can sometimes seem a bit daunting at first, but with today’s data visualization tools, even the most complex set of numbers can be made accessible.

Lighton Nakidde, the new food systems data analyst with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, knows how to analyze data and organize it in ways that people can understand and interpret.

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A three-year project that sought to connect veterans with agricultural careers and food systems recently wrapped up its initiative, connecting 59 veterans to agricultural careers and reaching more than 1,300 veterans with educational programming.

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Get to know one of the newest additions to our FFED team: Penny L. Brown Huber. Penny shares her professional bio and shares what's she's most looking forward to and which historical figure she would like to meet. 

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Collaboration is an essential ingredient in assisting communities, farms, and food businesses create thriving local food systems. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Food Systems team has embraced the spirit of collaboration in much of its programming.