Resources

Extension Value Added Agriculture:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/valueaddedag/
Find information on:

  • Women in Agriculture
  • Small Farms Sustainability
  • Visit Iowa Farms
  • Land Grant Legacy
  • Feasibility studies
  • Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
  • MarketMaker
  • Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

 

High Tunnels
https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/14721
Find information on constructing and operating a high tunnel.
Also in the Extension store, find information on:

  • Vegetable Production Budgets for High Tunnels
  • Farm Safety
  • Water Quality
  • Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Food Safety
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/producer
Resources for keeping local food safe.

 

Iowa Food Hub
https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/pages/food-safety
Resources from a nonprofit that connects farmers, families, and food grown close to home in Northeast Iowa.

 

Iowa Department of Agriculture
http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/agDiversification.asp
Resources on:

  • Forms and Licensing
  • Organic Certification
  • Farm to School programs
  • Farmers’ Market Directories
  • Administrative Rules

 

Food Safety Alliance
https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/
Resources on:

  • Produce Safety Rule
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • How to get trained as a lead trainer

 

North Central Region Center for Food Safety Modernization Act for Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance
https://ncrfsma.org
Resources on:

  • Upcoming FSMA trainings
  • Specific resources for different fruits and vegetables
  • Contact information for state leaders around the Midwest

 

 

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