UNI Local Food Program | Services to farmers



In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering four “Farm Couple Getaways” aimed at farmers wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goal-setting, farm transitioning, or who would just like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues.

The first “getaway” will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, at EWALU Stone Center in Strawberry Point. More information here. Register ASAP. 

The dates and locations for the other “getaways” are as follows:

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020 at Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah.                                                    

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-Feb. 22, 2020 at Lake Shore Center at Okoboji in Milford.

Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, 2020 at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Dubuque. 

Why should you become a member of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory? More information HERE. 

How do you complete your membership for the BFBL directory?


° If a returning member review your member profile on the online directory HERE. 

   (You have the option of keeping your information the same from 2019.)​

The deadline has been extended to Monday, January 20, 2020 for online applications and payments. 

For Producers:

Complete the online application & payment HERE

For Buyers:

Complete the online application & payment HERE

Contact Jodie at jodie.huegerich@uni.edu if you have any questions. 

Increase the impact and reach of the Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership by helping us set new goals to address critical food systems needs of our region. This strategic planning session will be facilitated by Lynn Heuss, Program Coordinator with the ISU Extension and Outreach Local Foods Team, and Courtney Long who assists in the development of sustainable community design with communities around Iowa.

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Wednesday, Dec. 13  |  2:30-4:30 p.m.
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Chris Blanchard provides consulting and education for farming, food, and business through Purple Pitchfork, and hosts the Farmer to Farmer Podcast. As the owner and operator of Rock Spring Farm for fifteen years, Chris raised twenty acres of organic fresh produce in Northeast Iowa after spending ten years working in other farming and research operations. Tune in to learn more!

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