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Region 5 update

Published on July 24, 2017

Hello readers, hopefully you’re all staying cool in this heat!

               Emily here for an update from Region 5! It’s been a busy past couple of weeks, as the end of our summer is drawing near.  This week we kept busy working our final papers and presentation to the Dean’s, traveling to Onawa for the Monona Council meeting, holding the second session of our Kids in the Kitchen camp, and prepare for the Woodbury 100 year tailgate.

Happy Friday!

Published on July 7, 2017

Happy Friday, Emily here :)

The region 5 interns had a short week due to the 4th of July Holiday, but one filled with fun! On Wednesday I (Emily) started preparing for the filming of my Food Short videos emphasizing local foods.  I met with Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Specialist of Nutrition and Wellness, to go over the recipes being featured in the videos.  For my videos I wanted to highlight how local foods can be used in easy, tasty and most importantly healthy recipes!  To find the recipes I used the Spend Smart Eat Smart mobile app and website.  Spend Smart Eat Smart is great for finding healthy and delicious recipes, check out the link here, https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/ or download the app on your mobile device. 

A busy week for the rising stars!

Published on June 16, 2017

Hello Flavors of Northwest Iowa Readers! The region 5 Rising Star Interns have kept busy with lots of visits and projects this week!

On Wednesday morning we ventured out to the Farmer’s Market to purchase the vegetables for our food demo on Thursday in Le Mars.  During the day we visited the Morningside Elementary school garden, and helped with some garden maintenance. 

Meet the 2017 Region 5 Rising Star Interns!

Published on May 31, 2017

Hello! The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Rising Star Interns are back for another year! This summer marks the fourth year of existence for the Rising Star Internship program, this year we are excited to continue working with local foods.  During our time as interns this summer, each of us will be posting about our activities and projects.  The goals of our internship are listed below, so you can learn more about what we do as Rising Star Interns, as well as what to look forward to in future blog posts:

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