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High tunnels are inexpensive, simple, passive-solar greenhouses that allow growers to extend the season and produce high yields of quality produce earlier and later than field-grown crops. However, soil around a high tunnel can erode or become saturated after rainfall. This potential problem has been turned into an asset, thanks to a one-year research project conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
The recent issue of Acreage Living is available online and contains articles covering late summer topics.
Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.
ISU Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, while also guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules.