Friday, December 1
11 am to 3 pm – Iowa Local Foods Policy Summit at the Lake Ave Lounge – 615 Lake Ave N.
This will be a high-level overview of the current local food programs that Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is participating in as well as a chance for leading legislators interested in local food to share what they may see as the next legislative priorities for local food. The goal is to share an entirely local meal and have a unified gathering so everyone working on continuing the great work of local food programs can be on the same page heading into the 2024 Legislative Session.
Confirmed Guests: Rep. Chad Ingels, Sen. Mike Klimesh, Haley Hook and Colin Tadlock – Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
* Attendees will enjoy a locally sourced lunch catered by BozWells.
Friday and Saturday, December 1-2
The Iowa Farmers Union State Convention is a chance for members from all over Iowa to connect with one another, hear from world-renowned speakers, attend educational sessions, and influence changes made to our guiding policy.
Join us for our first convention in Storm Lake on Dec. 1-2. Highlights include our keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen, a roundtable discussion with Iowa authors, the latest news and analysis from rural columnist Alan Guebert about the agriculture industry and Farm Bill debate, and a great lineup of panels and workshops.