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Project Overview Farmers Markets are one of the most important ways that consumers connect with and understand their local food system. Though the vendors are the face of the market for most shoppers, the market manager plays a pivotal role in the success of both vendors...

The Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative began in 2014 with an interest from Byway stakeholders across the state of Iowa to expand opportunities to experience authentic local art, culture, history, music, and food. These stakeholders are part of a collaboration known as the Byways...

Northeast Iowa RC&D is working with partners from across the state to assist in creating, supporting and sustaining an effort to unite the vast array of cultural assets in multi-county regions of Iowa during 2016 and 2017. A state-wide planning consortium of Iowa’s RC&D’s, the...

The communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton Counties are linked by the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River Corridor. The corridor communities share a common mission to develop and enhance the existing natural resource base of the Turkey River Corridor...

Eleven farmers across Northeast Iowa participated in the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program through funds from the Farmers Market Promotion Program secured by the Iowa League of RC&Ds.   For this project, 11 producers were selected to have a professional photographer visit their farm.  They were...

We work with county conservation boards and private trails groups across the region to help them plan and fund local trails and maximize connections with others through the regional system. As we help develop trails, we strive to maximize the environmental and economic benefits for...

This project helped an entrepreneur start a new business, Chairshop, which will utilize sustainably harvested forest products in the construction of high-end chairs for sale to an international niche market. Most of the handcrafted chairs made at Chairshop will be marketed through a national collective, The...

Northeast Iowa RC&D, in partnership with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Google Data Centers Grants Fund of the Tide Foundation, is hosting website building workshops for local food producers and farmers across Iowa. Attendees receive one-on-one, hands-on training on how to create and...

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