Extension Educator, Community Development
Brenda E. Derrick
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
May 29, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center in Fairfield, Iowa
Three conference tracks:
Farm to Institution, Producer Innovation, Food System Advocates
Two keynote speakers:
We're pleased to have the inspirational Denise O'Brien (organic farmer and founder of Women, Food and Agriculture Network) and the entertaining yet educational Dave Swensen (Department of Economics, Iowa State University).
One fabulous locally grown lunch!
May 6, 2009
The USDA announced a 3-week sign-up period for farmers in the process of converting to organic farming to receive technical and financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Due to the short sign-up period, it is important that farmers begin applying to their NRCS office as soon as possible