Category Archives: IFU Updates

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

IARA Press Conference & Lobby Day

The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture will be hosting a press conference and grassroots lobby day at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 16. The event will focus on IARA’s call for a statewide moratorium on the construction of new or expanded CAFOs until measures are taken to adequately improve the Master Matrix and… Continue Reading

2018 Farm & Food Lobby Day (RESCHEDULED)

Join your fellow IFU members and farm & food advocates on Wednesday, February 28 at the State Capitol in Des Moines to talk to legislators about your support for independent family farms and the issues that matter most to you, your farm, and your community. 2018 LOBBY DAY AGENDA Wednesday, February 28 10:00AM-12:00PM  Meet for orientation, legislative updates, and… Continue Reading

IFU Hosts Cover Crop and Risk Management Field Days

Please join farmer hosts Ray Gaesser and Aaron Lehman, along with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and conservation partners for an upcoming “Cover Crops and Risk Management” Field Day on Monday, November 13, near Corning in Adams County or Tuesday, November 21, near Slater in Polk County.  These events will highlight the benefits of cover… Continue Reading

Food Safety Field Day for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Food Safety Field Day for Fruit & Vegetable Growers WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 4:00-8:00PM (evening meal provided) WHERE: Buske Farm, 1550 Madison Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA WHO: Hosted by the Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, and the Center for Rural Affairs Please join us on Thursday, September 28 from 4:00-8:00PM at… Continue Reading

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