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October 22, 2014
Looking to start a local food business or processing facility? How about a school garden? As local food systems continue to develop, community leaders need access to capital to start or sustain their efforts. The good news is, there are funding options available from both federal and nonā€federal...

October 22, 2014
More than 100 new entries have been added to a website that summarizes peer-reviewed, scientific articles related to a comparison or specific trait of food grown using organic practices. The website, Scientific Findings About Organic Agriculture, is at www.organicag.org and is maintained by the...

October 13, 2014
AMES, Iowa – What do small meat-processing facilities, corn stover, ash tree pests and land trusts have in common? All were topics of recently completed research projects supported by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

October 2, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University project designed to help communities build their capacity to produce, process and distribute food will be featured at the Iowa Hunger Summit that is part of World Food Prize activities.

September 24, 2014
The leader of a worldwide network of organic organizations presented its top honor, the One World Award for Lifetime Achievement, to Fred Kirschenmann, a North Dakota organic farmer and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

September 23, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa 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 into...