News Releases Leopold Center Leopold Center News Releases en Local Food Systems Initiative transitions to ISU Extension and Outreach <p><strong><span style="color:#900;text-transform:uppercase;">Leopold Center sends forth local foods team on a new adventure</span></strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:33:31 +0000 lwmiller 4243 at Drake Agricultural Law Center to host conference on soil and water conservation policy <p>The Drake University Agricultural Law Center, in cooperation with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, will host a two-day conference to explore soil and water conservation policy.<br /> <br /> The conference, titled &ldquo;Sustaining Our Iowa Land (SOIL): The Past, Present, and Future of Iowa&rsquo;s Soil and Water Conservation Policy,&rdquo; is Nov. 19-20 at the Olmsted Center, Drake University.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Policy Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:57:23 +0000 lwmiller 4244 at Webinar addresses zoning when ag comes to the city <p><strong><span style="color:#900;text-transform:uppercase;">THIS WEBINAR WILL BE ARCHIVED AND THAT LINK WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE.</span></strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy Community-based food systems Policy Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:53:49 +0000 lwmiller 4236 at Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival <p>DES MOINES, Iowa -- Blank Park Zoo&rsquo;s Plant.Grow.Fly. pollinator conservation project and 37 of its partners and the Latino Heritage Festival are pleased to announce the 2015 Monarch Festival. The Festival, to be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 20 from 12-4 PM will be a celebration of the monarch&rsquo;s journey from Canada, through Iowa, to Mexico.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Wildlife and recreation Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:40:06 +0000 lwmiller 4227 at Local Food Festival September 18 on ISU campus <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; Local food is the rage and many people are making a connection between foods they consume and where the food is grown. On Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Iowa State University community will get to experience and learn about locally grown food at the Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating on the ISU campus in Ames.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:30:19 +0000 lwmiller 4229 at Three new communities join Ag Urbanism Toolkit to build local food systems <p>AMES, Iowa&nbsp; -- 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.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Community-based food systems Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:31:40 +0000 lwmiller 4203 at Serious Graziers Workshops set for September <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; 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 balancing family life and raising livestock concepts for the next generation of graziers and those who are serious about sharpening their management skills.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecology Animal management and forage Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:50:19 +0000 lwmiller 4202 at New beginning farmers guide has in-depth training resources <p>AMES, Iowa &ndash; &ldquo;A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers&rdquo; (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 the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store or the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture website.<br /> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Fruit and vegetables Human systems, demographics and beginning farmer programs Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:50:11 +0000 lwmiller 4196 at Glory to the grass: UI wins Governor's award for using grass as renewable energy source <p><strong><span style="color:#900;text-transform:uppercase;">NOTE: </span>The Leopold Center has played a key role in this project and in <a href="/university-iowa-biomass-partnership-project" target="_top">sustainable biomass production</a>. Congratulations to the University of Iowa Biomass Project for this honor.</strong></p> <p>IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor&rsquo;s office for its initiative to use a locally-available grass to reduce the university&rsquo;s carbon footprint.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross-Cutting Bioeconomy and energy Economic and environmental impacts Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:30:32 +0000 lwmiller 4152 at Iowa food hub start-up strategy is basis for new publication <p>WEST UNION, Iowa &ndash; 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, <em>Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-Up</em> is part of the &ldquo;Iowa Food Hub: Local Food System Toolkit&rdquo; series designed to share knowledge gleaned from local foods work and research in Northeast Iowa.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Business management, distribution and marketing Community-based food systems Food miles, food pathways, food system assessments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:18:08 +0000 lwmiller 4145 at