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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

Keeping up with food safety requirements on the farm

by Teresa Wiemerslage, FFED field specialist Consumer demand for locally grown fruit and vegetables is on the rise. So is the expectation that all farms will follow agricultural best practices. Education and outreach efforts are critical. Growers need to know how to operate a farm under good agricultural and management practices. Producers also recognize that … Continue reading Keeping up with food safety requirements on the farm

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Chilled, LLC makes healthy freezer meals for busy families

Duane Johnson, FFED Enterprise Development Team Just more than three years ago in early 2018, Lindsy Trotter decided to start something. She had heard the grumbling and the complaints from friends and relatives, and she had experienced the same issues herself. Busy families trying to eat a healthy evening meal together were struggling. Cooking from scratch took … Continue reading Chilled, LLC makes healthy freezer meals for busy families