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August 28, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- Two Iowans have been selected to receive the 2014 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. They are southeast Iowa farmer Steve Berger and Leigh Adcock, who is outgoing director of the Iowa-based grassroots Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

July 30, 2014
The fun of shopping at a farmers market is a great reason for eating produce while it’s in season and grown close to home, not to mention the payoff of hot, buttered ears of sweet corn picked fresh this morning.

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...