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Project ID: M2012-13
This 1-year grant for $16,994 was awarded in 2012.
Location: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby counties
The project leader is developing an innovative 42-hour continuing education course at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs to train a new generation of farmers and increase the amount of fresh, healthy and affordable food available in southwest Iowa’s regional food deserts. The course will cover business and financial planning, land acquisition, equipment selection and maintenance, crop/animal selection, water and soil quality, and marketing and promotion.
This competitive grant project is part of the Leopold Center's Marketing Initiative.Topics: Human systems, demographics and beginning farmer programs