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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled for Fall 2017, Winter 2018

September 14, 2017, 3:35 pm | Ellen Johnsen

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety should make plans to attend an upcoming Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course. Read more about Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled for Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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Yard and Garden: Identify and Enjoy Crabapples

October 19, 2017, 8:20 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Fall is the perfect season for apples and apple orchards. But what about crabapples? Are they OK to eat? And which varieties are best to use? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about crabapples and the best ways to enjoy them. Read more about Yard and Garden: Identify and Enjoy Crabapples

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Northwest Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Workshops Set for Late November

October 30, 2017, 2:26 pm | Beth Doran

There’s still time for beef producers to become certified or to update their Beef Quality Assurance certification. Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, has two northwest Iowa workshops planned for late November. Read more about Northwest Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Workshops Set for Late November

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Food Safety Training Offered for FSMA Compliance

January 11, 2016, 2:19 pm | Angela Laury Shaw, Ellen Johnsen

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. Read more about Food Safety Training Offered for FSMA Compliance

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2018 Morel Mushroom Certification Available through Workshop

February 6, 2018, 1:19 pm | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a three-hour class for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. The workshop will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in April on the Iowa State University campus. Read more about 2018 Morel Mushroom Certification Available through Workshop

Washington County Sets Jan. 19 PQA Plus Producer Session

January 4, 2017, 4:57 pm | Tom Miller

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus program. One certification session has been set for Jan. 19 in Washington County. Read more about Washington County Sets Jan. 19 PQA Plus Producer Session

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Farm to School Month a Great Time to Teach Kids About Healthy Food

October 18, 2016, 11:24 am | Teresa Wiemerslage, Leigh Adcock

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs. Read more about Farm to School Month a Great Time to Teach Kids About Healthy Food

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