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Upcoming Events

There are quite a few field days and workshops scheduled over the next couple of months. Below is a brief listing. You can find a complete list of events offered by Practical Farmers of Iowa at their site. The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture also maintains a list of upcoming events and field days. You can view their list on their site and you can view all of ISU's field days and events on the ISU Extension and Outreach calendar.. 

June - Sept
Flavors of NW Iowa Tours.  www.flavorsofnorthwestiowa.org

  • Aug. 21 Farm-to-Fork Culinary Tour - Plymouth County
  • Sept. 4 Farm-to-Fork Culinary Tour - O’Brien, Sioux, and Lyon Counties
  • Sept. 13 Siouxland Bike-N-Bite and local food tastings.  Sioux City, IA
  • Sept. Herbs in the Hills Festival.  Monona County

August 26
Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. at Feed Iowa First packinghouse, 1506 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids.  The fee for the workshop is $20 per participant and registration is online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

September 20
Grow Local!  Iowa Western Community College – Looft Auditorium.  9 to 4.  10.  For more information, see the SWIFFI website.

October 4
GAPs Level 1.  Warren County Extension Office (909 E 2nd Ave # E, Indianola, IA 50125).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE

October 18
GAPs Level 2.  Warren County Extension Office (909 E 2nd Ave # E, Indianola, IA 50125).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

October 30
High Tunnel 101.  Warren County. More details to come.

November 19
GAPs Level 1.  Woodbury County Extension Office (4301 Sergeant Rd, Sioux City, IA).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

November 25
GAPs Level 2.  Woodbury County Extension Office (4301 Sergeant Rd, Sioux City, IA).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

January 29-30
IFVGA Annual Conference and High Tunnel Workshop.  Ankeny IA 

February 12
GAPs Level 1.  ISU Armstrong Research Farm/Wallace Foundation  (53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, IA).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

February 17
GAPs Level 1.  Spencer, Iowa (Location TBA)

February 20
GAPs Level 2.  ISU Armstrong Research Farm/Wallace Foundation  (53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, IA).  Registration can be made directly online at http://bit.ly/12sLsxE.

February 24
GAPs Level 2.  Spencer, Iowa (Location TBA)