• Info graphic stating: "Specialty Crop Marketing Boot Camp. Part 1: February 6 & 7, 2023. Part 2: February  13 & 14, 2023. Virtually from 11 am till noon. Individual caching sessions from instructor Darcy Maulsby on February 15, 2023. Hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food & Enterprise Development (FFED)"
  • Herd of goats in a snow-covered field.
  • Black Angus cows in the snow.
  • Upper text: Introduction to High Tunnels eCourse. Lower text: Take Online Course. Image is of high tunnels located between fields.

Acreage Living Newsletter

Training will help mushroom handlers distinguish which ones are safe to eat.

The high prices for eggs at the retail case have many considering starting a small backyard poultry flock in the spring. If you are considering adding a backyard flock to your small farm, acreage or backyard, start your planning now.

Crop and livestock farmers who are working on preparing their 2022 income tax returns can review two useful documents for end-of-year determinations.

Two new resources from the Center for Rural Affairs describe coverage options available for small and organic operations—the Micro Farm program and Contract Price Option, respectively.

Two offerings of MWSP will occur in spring 2023. The first offering will be led by the Cerro Gordo and Mitchell County offices of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), and the second led by Lee County ISUEO. The programs will run from early-April to mid-May, 2023 (specific dates forthcoming), and will entail seven educational modules spread over a six-week period. You do not need to be a resident of host counties to participate. 

Small Farm Sustainability

The Small Farms Team provides outreach to rural Iowans to connect them with relevant agricultural resources and programs from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Outreach channels include a bi-monthly newsletter, monthly podcast, social media, annual conference, and workshops.

 

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