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County extension council provides an opportunity for promoting local food systems

If you’re interested in helping build a thriving local food system in your community, consider volunteering to serve on your county’s extension council. Iowa’s 99 counties will hold elections for five seats on their nine-member ISU Extension and Outreach County Councils in 2018. Serving on the extension council is a great opportunity to raise the … Continue reading County extension council provides an opportunity for promoting local food systems

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Spotlight on Tina Bakehouse, outreach coordinator Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative

Enjoy our Q & A with Tina Bakehouse, outreach and communication coordinator for Golden Hills RC&D and the Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative (SWIFFI). How long have you been working as a local food coordinator, and what does your job entail? I’m new to SWIFFI, for I started my position at Golden Hills RC&D … Continue reading Spotlight on Tina Bakehouse, outreach coordinator Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative

Food rescue, local farmer workshops highlights of Feed Greater Des Moines conference

by Kaitlin Watson, Communications Intern I had the opportunity to attend the 9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference last month. Non-profit sponsor Eat Greater Des Moines is dedicated to providing access to healthy food for all Iowans located in central Iowa, by filling the gaps our food chain. The conference was an all-day event … Continue reading Food rescue, local farmer workshops highlights of Feed Greater Des Moines conference

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See our 2017 Local Foods Program annual report for highlights

by Leigh Adcock, Communications Specialist Our Local Foods Program 2017 annual report is available for viewing at this link! The new report profiles some of the exciting food systems projects going on all over the state of Iowa, many of which our staff is privileged to support. Some highlights: We helped the Iowa Department of … Continue reading See our 2017 Local Foods Program annual report for highlights