Iowa Extension Creates Farm and Food Enterprise Development Team

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announced a new program, Farm, Food and Enterprise Development. The program’s 20 staff members come from the former Local Foods and Value Added Agriculture programs, as well as from the current Community and Economic Development program. The team will provide resources and technical assistance on topics such as small-farm profitability, agritourism, community food systems planning and development, farm to school and farm to early childhood education, and business feasibility and financing. The program is divided into the areas of small farms, food systems, and enterprise development.