Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start.
A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.
Professional development for those active in local foods is available at no cost Feb. 15. The following day Iowa's Regional Food Systems Working Group will conduct their quarterly meeting.
Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.
Farmers looking to transition to organic production need specialized training that can be provided through an Iowa State University course titled Transitioning to Organic Agriculture. The 16-week course was taught during the Spring 2017 semester by Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program hosted two classes on the Iowa State campus in Ames this fall as part of its annual Master Gardener training course.
Iowa State University held five workshops in 2017 to train farm advisers to become prairie strips consultants. The workshops were the first of a three-part program to achieve certification in prairie strip design, establishment and monitoring.
ISU Extension and Outreach will hold five Produce Safety Alliance trainings during the spring of 2018 to help growers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. The training sessions will be held in Indianola, Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, Sheldon and Mason City.
The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a training for pork producers and others who need Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification on Feb. 16 at the Cedar County Extension Office.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are collaborating to offer training on “Your Money, Your Goals,” a financial empowerment toolkit for frontline workers.