SILT Announces Farmer Vetting Policy

For more than two years, young and disadvantaged farmers around Iowa have been asking what SILT will require to farm its farms. Applicants with no long-term access to land but who have experience and a business plan will make the first cut. The SILT Farmer Committee deliberated extensively over issues of equity and historic imbalance as well, and reviewers are instructed to be cognizant of those issues when reviewing applications. Continue reading

Weekly Bits – April 14

Walking is all about connection. Connection between parts of the brain. Connection between body and mind. Connection to the natural world. And most importantly? Connection to each other. The soon-to-be-launched WalkNEIowa.org is preparing to help you put one foot in front of the other. Stop by and like their Facebook and Instagram pages to get the latest updates. Continue reading

Weekly Bits – April 7

West Union on the MOVE! On Monday, West Union leaders didn’t let the rainy weather slow them down in launching their community-wide walkability effort to encourage residents to get out and get active. 5-days-a-week Walking School Bus, community walking maps, daily Whistle Walks, “take a book, leave a book” Little Libraries and more. Way to get walking, West Union! Continue reading

Mueller is honored at annual Extension Awards Ceremony

Cici Mueller has been a volunteer for Allamakee County Extension and the NE Iowa region for over fifteen years through her work with the Master Gardener’s program, inspiring young minds to explore this craft by creating a 4-H garden club, mentoring middle school and high school youth through Postville’s Food and Fitness club focusing work on wellness initiatives and coordinating the regional FEEST teams, and being a judge at local county fairs for horticulture and 4-H food competition. Continue reading