Teresa

About Teresa

Teresa Wiemerslage is a program coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

FFI Bits – December 2018

Third grade students at Postville elementary learned about why we process and preserve foods during a pickling activity. Students practiced their safe knife skills by cutting bell peppers and baby cucumbers in groups, remembering to “go slow, keep it low.” Once they the cutting was complete, students combined their veggies in a group jar, added brine, and placed them in the fridge. One week later, the pickles were ready! Students unscrewed their jars and discovered the salty sour smells of brine and pickled veggies. We had some thumbs up and thumbs down, but most all students were brave tasters.  Continue reading

Child care providers learn about local

By Staci Hemesath and Teresa Wiemerslage

 

Local food training workshops for child care providers were held on October 2, 9, and 16 at the Kirkwood Corporate Training Center in Hiawatha, IA. Training was led by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist with the ISU Extension Local Foods Team and was coordinated by Kelly Hanson with the Association for Education of Youth Children. Continue reading

FFI Bits – Oct 5

View this edition in your browser – the pictures are much better! (Above) The Taste of Fayette County event on Wednesday, Sept. 26, celebrated eating healthfully through local farm produce at Kahler’s Pumpkin Patch in Elgin. Children under the age of 5 were the focus, since it is an early childhood initiative, but all farmilies were welcome. Visitors participated in a kid-only farmers market, petting zoo, spin art, cooking activity and went home with a pumpkin of their own. Continue reading

FFI Bits – May 18

DECORAH  Some of the John Cline Elementary School kids had fun as the Walking School Bus turned into a Biking School Bus in honor of National Bike to School Day! A HUGE thanks to students at Decorah High School, Luther College Women’s Basketball, and Luther College Men’s Soccer for giving each kid a buddy to ride with and to the Decorah Police Department for helping everyone to stay safe! Continue reading