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Spotlight on Dawn Henderson, Flavors of Northwest Iowa

by Dawn Henderson, horticulture program coordinator January marks my seventh month on the job as the horticulture program coordinator for Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, and Osceola counties (marketed jointly as Flavors of Northwest Iowa). I joined ISU Extension and Outreach after completing a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Iowa State this past May. Extension and agriculture … Continue reading Spotlight on Dawn Henderson, Flavors of Northwest Iowa

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Supporting food systems leaders around the US

by Bre Miller, program coordinator Last fall, our Community Food Systems team hosted four Local Food Leader (LFL) workshops in Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Oregon. These locations were selected as national hubs, providing access to this in-person workshop in the central, western, and eastern areas of the US. Local Food Leader is an individual skill … Continue reading Supporting food systems leaders around the US

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Produce safety outreach to Plain communities in Iowa

by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist ISU has been offering Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower trainings in Iowa for about two years. But our food safety team noticed very few Plain growers at trainings. Plain farmers can include Amish, Mennonite or Hutterite Christians. They tend to live in separate communities, and they vary in their use … Continue reading Produce safety outreach to Plain communities in Iowa