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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.


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.


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.