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November 23, 2015
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit: Structure, Management and Finance from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is a set of new publications now available for those looking for a thorough treatment of how to start a local foods organization in Iowa.

October 28, 2015
AMES, Iowa - A new publication is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders (LF0009) is a step-by-step tutorial based on QuickBooks Professional accounting software.

October 26, 2015
NEVADA, Iowa –A pioneer in the statewide local foods movement returns to Iowa to speak about his new experiences in Michigan at the Wednesday, Nov. 4, quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG) at the Story County Extension office, 220 H Ave. Rich Pirog, senior...

October 20, 2015
AMES, Iowa – A leader with Practical Farmers of Iowa is the newest member of the advisory board at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Gail Hickenbottom, who serves as treasurer for the Iowa-based nonprofit Practical Farmers of Iowa, has been appointed to a four-year term on...

October 15, 2015
AMES, Iowa - A coalition of gardening enthusiasts, in cooperation with the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit program, a grant project funded through the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, will host a morning workshop Nov. 14 to explore community gardens. The workshop...

October 9, 2015
AMES, Iowa--The 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held on Nov. 22-23 on the University of Iowa (UI) campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning...