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

Information for Farms that are Exempt or fall under the Modified Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
PSR Modified Requirements - Labeling and Records.pdf

 

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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