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2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

by Teresa Wiemerslage, FFED field specialist Schools, universities and early care sites served locally sourced foods during the week of October 14, 2020, persisting despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights from the third annual Iowa Local Food Day: 61 school districts, early care sites and universities registered to participate and pledged to serve at … Continue reading 2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

Great Plains Growers Conference is Feb. 12-13 online

It’s conference season! Here’s another great learning opportunity for Midwest farmers. Reprinted from ISU Extension and Outreach News. The Great Plains Growers Conference is an educational opportunity for commercial fruit, vegetable, cut flower and honey bee producers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and other Midwest states. Participants have access to research-based information, from both vegetable research … Continue reading Great Plains Growers Conference is Feb. 12-13 online

Register now for Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 19-20

Register now for the Iowa Specialty Producers Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20, 2021. This second joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association will take place entirely online. Keynote speaker Hugh McPherson will share best practices for incorporating “agri-tainment” into a farming operation. He owns … Continue reading Register now for Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 19-20