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Local Foods Team Collaborates on Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey

May 19, 2017, 8:23 am | Arlene Enderton

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, released the Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey earlier this week. The survey, which uses data from the 2015 growing season, is the first comprehensive statewide look at Iowa horticulture in more than a decade. Read more about Local Foods Team Collaborates on Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey

Celebration of Community Collaborations and Food Systems Planned for Ames Event

December 6, 2017, 1:52 pm | Courtney Long

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community Food Systems program will hold the fourth annual Community Food Systems Event Jan. 12, 2018, at the Iowa State University Alumni Center, Ames. The daylong event will highlight best practices across all areas of community food systems from around the region. Read more about Celebration of Community Collaborations and Food Systems Planned for Ames Event

High Tunnel Workshops to Explore and Address Common Challenges

February 13, 2018, 11:01 am | Ajay Nair, Joe Hannan

Three workshops will be held to help growers, industry representatives, local food coordinators, extension staff and county horticulturists learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production. Read more about High Tunnel Workshops to Explore and Address Common Challenges

Iowa Schools Have New Resource for Farm to School Efforts

May 18, 2017, 7:42 am | Lynn Heuss, Leigh Adcock

Iowa’s nearly 350 school districts serving 500,000 students can more easily expand efforts that connect children to locally sourced foods through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a national network of farm to school resources and practitioners. Read more about Iowa Schools Have New Resource for Farm to School Efforts