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Iowa Food & Family Project

Celebrating farm families, uniting rural and urban communities and providing the information and experiences you need to make informed food choices.

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Fresh Pickings Magazine

Dive into the delights of the season with the latest issue, a celebration of the food, farms and communities that make Iowa a special place to live. Explore how food is grown, raised and enjoyed around the state and meet the farmers who make it happen – 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Farm-Fresh Recipes

Food provides the nutrition we need to take on the day. Best of all, food brings families and friends together.

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On the Blog

Feast your eyes on new recipes, food features and farm stories.

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86% of Iowans trust Iowa farmers to provide safe, quality food to distributors and communities they serve.
1 in 2 consumers indicate that sustainability is important to them and their household when grocery shopping.
94% of Iowa consumers believe that farmers are on the right track in providing safe foods, using innovative technology and building strong communities.
Top 3 decision making factors for consumers when grocery shopping are food quality, price of food and food safety.

Latest Blog Stories

A Match Made in Heaven? No, in Iowa. What does an apparel and lifestyle brand have in common with a nonprofit ag organization? Plenty. Find out why Country Cool is donating 1.3% of sales to the Iowa Food & Family Project.
Experiencing Ag: Past and Present Evolution of the Heartland is a one-of-a-kind experience many Iowans recently had the opportunity to attend. The event draws people to the Manning/Audubon area to learn about agriculture, small businesses and thriving small communities.
Finest Fall Festivals in Iowa From farm festivities to city celebrations, we've curated a collection of some of the best autumn events across Iowa.
Fuel Your Fall with 7 Flavorful Breakfast Recipes Break the monotonous breakfast cycle with delicious, well-rounded recipes that will leave you never wanting to miss a morning meal.
Iowa Ag Had Its Best Days Ever at the Iowa State Fair Agriculture in Iowa was on full display this year at the Iowa State Fair. Learn how many fairgoers joined the Iowa Food & Family Project network, and see photos of the completed sustainability murals created during the 11-day event.
Kernels for Kids Do you remember gathering with family to pick, shuck, cut and freeze precious golden nuggets of sweet corn? Learn how one Iowa farm family shares their crop with students in the area, discover a few tips and tricks for enjoying corn year-round, and find a delicious recipe for corn casserole.
Trivia Night! Hosted by the Iowa Food & Family Project Test your food, farming, agriculture and Iowa knowledge during Trivia Night, hosted by the Iowa Food & Family Project. Trivia Night will be hosted at Smash Park in West Des Moines on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Agriculture is Iowa's Masterpiece Fairgoers from rural and urban communities can make lifelong memories during the incredible 11-day Iowa State Fair. Immerse yourself in the art of agriculture by visiting the Iowa Food & Family Project exhibit.

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Fun Ag Facts

Did you know most soybeans grown in Iowa are processed into feed for livestock like pigs, poultry and dairy cows?

Download this free booklet for more facts about Iowa agriculture.

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