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Morningside College’s Garden to Table Experience brings students fresh food


The Morningside Garden to Table Experience allows students to plant and produce fruits, vegetables, and other plants.

Fields of Fun to open near Sioux Center


A corn maze, coffee, pumpkins and more are ready to go at Fields of Fun, set to open 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Iowa specialty crops doing well


Despite late planting, the state’s fruit and vegetable crops are progressing well in 2019.

Central Iowa's first agrihood focuses on putting farm first in $260 million project


Middlebrook's farm will have a farm stand inside a converted barn, showcase gardens with edible and native plantings, "you-pick" flower gardens, pumpkin patches and orchards, an "event green" for gatherings, and a large vegetable farm that visitors can walk and bike around.

Morning Glory farm of Mount Vernon starts its own food truck


They landed on the idea of a food truck instead, with the benefits of lower overhead costs and greater flexibility. Kirby moved onto the farm full time to run the truck. She designed the menu, helps pick the vegetables she cooks with, and prepares the food.

Iowa Farm Stress Resources


The farm economy of the last few years and especially this year, has been very difficult for farm families. Resources for Iowa farmers under stress are listed.

National Farmers Market Week is August 4 to 10


USDA launched this annual week of celebration beginning in 1999.

Honey bee colony numbers drop in Iowa


Honey bee colonies for operations with 5 or more colonies in Iowa as of January 1, 2019, totaled 7,500 colonies.

Organic farm draws crowd to Sutherland


The farm actually hosted two Practical Farmers of Iowa field days — one in the morning and another in the afternoon — on Wednesday, July 17. It was expected that two dozen people would attend the morning session and 50 in the afternoon, but those numbers nearly doubled.

A diversified dream farm


Clayton County Farm Bureau members build a diversified farm to reach NE Iowa consumers.