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August 19, 2015
AMES, Iowa  -- Farmers markets offer plenty of sweet corn, cucumbers and zucchini in August, but many behind-the-scenes activities go into making fresh fruits and vegetables available the rest of the year.

August 18, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Livestock producers looking to enhance their grazing management skills should plan to attend one of four September workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Guest speaker Laura Paine, holistic management certified educator from Wisconsin, will discuss...

August 14, 2015
AMES, Iowa – “A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers” (LF 0006) compiles dozens of existing training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning, including information on food safety and seed saving. The guide is available from...

July 13, 2015
NOTE: The Leopold Center has played a key role in this project and in sustainable biomass production. Congratulations to the University of Iowa Biomass Project for this honor. IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor’s office for its initiative to use...

July 8, 2015
WEST UNION, Iowa – A new publication describes how emerging food hubs can grow successfully under money constraints if cash flow is managed strategically. Produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Iowa Food Hub, Managing...

July 1, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Recently published research from Iowa State University shines a spotlight on the “slow money” movement, which seeks to match locally produced and environmentally friendly food and artisanal products and services with fresh capital investment. The growing fiduciary...