Articles related to Local Foods

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:29

Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:21

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day July 11 that focuses on frost protection of apples using irrigation, sprayer calibration and how the Food Safety Modernization Act affects the crop.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 13:18

Iowa Wine Month celebrates $420 million impact on the state of Iowa.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:23

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:42

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.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:10

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell. KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 14:13

Local, state and national legislative policies with a significant impact on the ability to develop thriving, sustainable local food systems in Iowa will be the focus of the May 25 meeting.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 13:30

Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:54

A series of three videos to help fruit and vegetable growers understand and implement good agricultural practices replaces the day-long Iowa Level 1 GAP program.