Free Training for Farmers Market Managers

Free Training for Farmers Market Managers With the recent snowfall in Iowa it’s easy to forget that the summer farmers market season is only six weeks away. Farmers market managers are busy signing up their vendors and finalizing logistics for their markets. Many, if not most, of these market managers are volunteers, not paid staff, and finding time for professional […]

2017 Northeast Iowa Local Food and Farmers Market Summit coming to NICC

This is a one day conference that will be taking place on Thursday, February 9th and will provide a great opportunity for those of you that are interested in maximizing the economic benefits of Farmers Market in your community. Northeast Iowa RC&D, NICC, The Depot Outlet, and the Northeast Iowa Tourism Association are all partnering to put on this great conference to […]

Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

  The full article can be found here: Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Pracitces Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.  Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. The cost share rate for first-time  users […]

Luther Gardening Class Series – Seed Selection: Choosing the Right

Seed Selection: Choosing the Right Seeds Facilitators: Mike Bollinger and Grant Olson Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:45-10:45am Valders 362 Hybrid or heirloom? Indeterminate or determinate? Early or late maturing? Choosing seeds is exciting but can also be daunting. There are so many options! Which varieties grow best in this region? Where is the best place to buy seed and seedlings? […]

Farmers Market Workshop

Iowa Farmers Market Workshop 17th Annual Iowa Farmers Market Workshop 9 am — 4 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015  First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines The workshop is for market managers, growers, vendors and organizers … anyone involved in farmers markets or considering establishing a market. Registration is only $30 (through Jan. 28) and includes lunch and two breaks. […]

Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development is pleased to announce that we are a recent recipient of the Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant!  By receiving this grant we will be able to work with all the Farmers Markets in Northeast Iowa.  We will be working to form a Farmers Market Advisory Council that will work to improve your farmers market […]