Grow the Local Food System

NE IA RC&D assisted partners from five county area of Northeast Iowa with development and writing of a W.K.Kellogg grant. The grant, which was awarded, funded the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. NE IA RC&D is administering the planning grant and assisting with implementation....

This project provides assistance to GROWN Locally producers to develop a stronger local foods system through the expansion and modeling of cooperative food processing, marketing and delivery. Many restaurants have expressed an interest in increasing their purchase of local foods. Several institutions, including schools and...

NE IA RC&D provides technical assistance for the Women, Land and Legacy Programs in Winneshiek and Clayton Counties. The number of women involved in agriculture continues to increase according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The census shows that the number of women principal farm...

The RC&D began a partnership in 2001 with Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, the Coulee Region Organic Producers Pool (CROPP) in LaFarge, Wisconsin, and various dairy and beef producers from NE Iowa and SW Wisconsin. The partnership focused on researching CLA, a unique fatty...