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Presidential Candidates to Discuss Farm Issues

Presidential Candidates to Discuss Farm Issues

Heartland Forum set for March 30 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake  For Immediate Release March 18, 2019Nevada, IA Iowa Farmers Union is hosting the Heartland Forum to bring together leading Democratic presidential contenders to discuss their ideas for solving the range of economic and social challenges facing rural and small-town communities in Iowa and… Continue Reading

Call for Project Proposals

Connecting Local Food, Early Childhood Education, and Healthy Communities The Iowa Farmers Union is seeking an entity or individual to partner with in a project to enhance local and regional food systems and their interaction with early childhood education providers. This project is part of a long-term initiative that aims to increase access to healthy,… Continue Reading

Providing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food for Children in Iowa

Providing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food for Children in Iowa

What do daycare centers and small farms have in common? The link is food – fresh, healthy, locally-produced food, that is. Children consume as much as half of their daily caloric intake in a school or daycare setting, and what they eat matters. By building the connection between Early Care and Education centers and local… Continue Reading

FSMA Field Day in Iowa City on September 17th, 2018

FSMA Field Day in Iowa City on September 17th, 2018

To ensure a safer food supply, the federal government passed and is enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Act shifts the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are especially at risk for growing, handling and selling products that may contain pathogens. The Iowa Farmers… Continue Reading

FSMA Field Day in Atlantic, IA on September 7

To ensure a safer food supply, the federal government passed and is enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Act shifts the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are especially at risk for growing, handling and selling products that may contain pathogens. The Iowa Farmers… Continue Reading

Education, Communications, and Outreach Specialist

The Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) is excited to seek qualified applicants for an Education, Communications and Outreach Specialist. The position will conduct coordinated education, communications and outreach activities to support the programs and mission of IFU.   The position is full-time and will report to the IFU President. The position description is available here: IFU Job Description… Continue Reading

Upcoming Legislative Forums (03/08/18)

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Garner (Sen. Guth)  9:00-10:00AM  REC Center, 365 W 8th, Garner, IA 50438 Kanawha (Sen. Guth)  11:00-12:00PM  Kanawha Fire Station, 104 S Main, Kanawha, IA 50447 Britt (Sen. Guth)  1:15-2:15PM  Britt City Hall, 170 Main St. S, Britt, IA 50423 Klemme (Sen. Guth)  3:00-4:00PM  Klemme Community Room, Klemme, IA 50449 Knoxville (Sen. Sinclair)  2:00-3:00PM… Continue Reading

Join NFU President at ISU Colloquium on January 31!

NFU President at ISU Colloquium on January 31 Farm Bill and Beginning Farmer Issues to be Addressed   Please join family farmers, rural residents, and members of the Iowa State University community for a unique discussion about the upcoming farm bill debate and how it will impact young and beginning farmers.    National Farmers Union (NFU)… Continue Reading

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