We focus our work on four main strategies:
Raising awareness of local food systems opportunities and building capacity for food systems professionals, or community members.
Raising awareness of local food systems opportunities and building capacity for food systems professionals, organizations, and projects. Assisting individuals, businesses, and organizations to make informed decisions about developing sustainable food businesses, through technical assistance and educational programs.
Increasing the number of beginning farmers growing food for Iowa and developing support for beginning farmers.
Systematically gather information (data) on the context, processes, and outcomes of local food system work to inform the decisions and actions of partners to effectively support and evaluate their own work and the food systems work of others.
Find a list of our publications here.
Take a look at our local foods-related meeting presentations (slide shows) here.
Click on the thumbnails to view one-page PDFs describing our work.
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