As the Thanksgiving holiday wrapped up, students at East Elementary School in Waukon reflected on what foods typically fill their plates. After reliving the memories of fresh cut turkey slices, steaming mashed potatoes and vibrant cranberries, we looked at our meals with a different set of lenses – those of the USDA’s MyPlate. Continue reading
We are excited to announce that Practical Farmers of Iowa — along with the Center for Rural Affairs, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa and Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Coalition — has been awarded a grant of nearly $578,000 through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). PFI is one of 36 organizations to receive a total of $17.7 million in funding. Continue reading
A new brewery will open in Calmar this week.
PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios will be opening their doors on Wednesday. The brewery and art studio are located at 101 Huber Drive, on the north side of Calmar and will be owned and operated by Craig and Sara Neuzil. Continue reading
Guest post by Flannery Cerbin-Bohach, NICC Wellness and Life Stage Program Manager
Phil Jahnke Sauer has been promoted to General Manager at the Iowa Food Hub. Phil joined IFH in 2016 as the sales and warehouse manager. Continue reading
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Thursday announced that eleven projects in Iowa have been selected to receive grant funding to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. The Department received $282,032 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to support the program. Continue reading
Ten farms and the Iowa Food Hub achieved USDA GAP certification in 2017 through the cooperative efforts of the Iowa GroupGAP Network. Continue reading
More people are eating healthy, locally grown food, and more farmers are earning a profit selling their homegrown products through the work of the Iowa Food Hub. This innovative partnership among local non-profit organizations and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is improving the physical and economic well-being of thousands of residents in northeast Iowa. Continue reading
From Luther College Sustainability News, 10/9/17.
When you dine at Luther College, chances are that some part of your meal came from a local farm. As a matter of fact, last year 26% of all food and beverages served on campus were locally produced. Continue reading