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Kenkel Farms moves toward online meat sales with FFED guidance

by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist Kenkel Farms is a family farm in west central Iowa raising corn, beans, alfalfa and cattle. Sam and Chelsea also operate a custom baling business. They’ve been selling quarter and half shares of beef and pork to local customers for around 10 years. A few weeks back, the couple … Continue reading Kenkel Farms moves toward online meat sales with FFED guidance

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Submit workshop proposals for 2021 CFS Annual Event through Oct. 16

Mark your calendar for the next Community Food Systems Annual Event, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12, 2021 at Reiman Gardens in Ames! This year’s event will focus on “Retail and Leadership within Community Food Systems.” Presentations will highlight best practices around the nation in all community food systems areas. Come learn, engage, and discuss ways … Continue reading Submit workshop proposals for 2021 CFS Annual Event through Oct. 16

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FFED teacher extern visits Prudent Produce, Cherry Glen

by Jarret Horn, FFED food systems teacher extern Hey, all! I am the 2020 STEM teacher extern with the FFED Food Systems Team this summer. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council created a teacher externship program to place teachers with businesses, government agencies and other organizations for the summer. We learn about STEM (science, technology, … Continue reading FFED teacher extern visits Prudent Produce, Cherry Glen