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July 17, 2014
A special project grant in the Leopold Center's Cross-cutting Initiative is helping ISU students enrolled in Horticulture 465, Horticulture Enterprise Management Marketing, sell the produce they grow during the class. The Leopold Center also supported the first three years of the development of...

July 17, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Marketing and distributing locally-grown food just got easier with a new Local Food System Toolkit: Developing a Worksite Food Box Program. Produced by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Food Hub, the...

July 9, 2014
Workshops featuring grazing consultant Jim Gerrish will be held in different locations across Iowa August 18-22.  Each day will include classroom discussions and pasture walks at local farms. Topics will include maintaining plan diversity to increase production and environmental benefits,...

July 7, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Labor remains one of the key challenges for fruit and vegetable growers who want to scale up their operations to serve increasing consumer demand for local produce. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture...

July 2, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Farmers on small to mid-sized operations have a network to support increased energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. The Farm Energy Working Group has compiled numerous resources to reduce farm energy use, which are online at www.uni.edu/ceee/farmenergy/onestopshop.

June 11, 2014
NEVADA, Iowa – People offer numerous reasons for buying food produced close to home, but often overlooked are the strong relationships created by this type of food system. The Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG), a statewide network of people interested in local foods, will focus on...