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FFED helping create national web portal for food systems curricula

Vibrant local and regional food systems are more crucial now than ever, as the pandemic disrupts our globalized food supply chain. Many people are engaged in supporting this work in communities of all sizes around the US. They need tools to identify professional development opportunities that can help them do their work more effectively.   … Continue reading FFED helping create national web portal for food systems curricula

Find value-added ag resources on updated AgMRC website

by Emily Paull, program coordinator The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) website recently got a facelift! AgMRC is a national online resource value-added agriculture. Through an ongoing USDA grant, Iowa State University provides unbiased, science-based marketing information for US farmers and ranchers on the website. For starters, the homepage now more prominently features videos created … Continue reading Find value-added ag resources on updated AgMRC website

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FFED to partner on grant for farmer veterans

FFED will partner over the next three years with Iowa’s Veterans In Agriculture (VIA). VIA announced today that they are one of 17 recipients of USDA-NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program (AgVets) Grant. Other partners include Iowa State’s Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa Foundation for MicroEnterprise and Community Vitality and Ag Ventures Alliance. The … Continue reading FFED to partner on grant for farmer veterans