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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.

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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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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

Elevate Holiday Leftovers When serving large meals for a crowd, leftovers are almost inevitable. To avoid “leftover fatigue,” we’ve put together a buffet of satisfying recipes that will bring new life to holiday meal ingredients.
Seasonal Splendor from Quilted Gardens Nursery Known for its unusual plants and trees, Quilted Gardens Nursery will bring greenery this holiday season. Find out where you can score fresh-cut wreaths, bundled greens and Christmas trees that smell as good as they look.
Soil’s Comfy Blanket By providing a blanket of protection on their soils, Iowa farmers are helping to combat soil erosion, nutrient leaching and increasing overall soil health with cover crops. Meet several farmers who have seen these benefits firsthand.
Sowing Seeds of Hope, One Unit at a Time Latham Hi-Tech Seeds has always served farmers with the latest seed genetics, highest quality products and unparalleled hometown service. But Bill Latham’s death in 2009 spurred the company’s passion to fight hard for another core cause: the treatment and research of cancer.
A Perfect Pairing Pairing proteins is an easy way to boost variety and nutrition in meals. Find out which Iowa chefs recently won awards in the Perfect Pairing: Soy and Turkey Recipe Contest.
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.

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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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