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Beginning Farmer Center - The center coordinates education programs and services for beginning farmer efforts statewide, works to assess needs of beginning farmers and retiring farmers, develops and delivers targeted education to beginning and retiring farm families and provide programs and services that develop skills and knowledge in financial management and planning, legal issues, tax laws, technical production and management, leadership, sustainable agriculture, human health and the environment.

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship - For licensing, regulations and contact information.

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - For food business licensing, regulations and contact information.

North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical Assistance - The overarching goal of this project is to support the infrastructure of the national food safety program by communicating and coordinating information within the North Central Region (NCR) related to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Control Rule.

Organic Agriculture - Our mission is to educate producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in Organic Agriculture both on-farm and in the Universities.

Visit Iowa Farms - Interested in agritourism as a business? This site lists your farm free of charge and offers educational programs for your growing enterprise.

Women in Ag - This website is a place where you can interact women in agriculture through social media links. You’ll find information on activities offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture, as well as links to other organizations and events.