Food U

An exclusive dive into agriculture and food production.

Food U gives loyal Iowa Food & Family Project followers an exclusive opportunity to dive into learning about agriculture and food production in Iowa. The event series is geared toward Iowans who are interested in gaining firsthand experiences and learning from experts in agriculture, food and restaurant industries. We have open and honest conversations to deepen our understanding and expand our perspectives.

Highlights from Food U - June 2018

During the inaugural Food U event, participants learned about the cutting-edge technology used in modern crop production and visited a dairy farm to see how the milk goes from farm to fridge. Guests also enjoyed lunch at Jethro’s BBQ and a kitchen tour with Chef Dominic Innarelli.

Participant Review

"Food U was an amazing experience. I was able to see – firsthand – the significant work, and incredible impact, Iowa farmers make across the globe. Whether it was learning about how advancements in equipment technology help farmers access their farm’s processes right from their cell phones; getting a private tour through the kitchen of a local restaurant cooking locally sourced food; or seeing milk get made – from start to finish, Food U gave a great insight into the work being done all over our state. Regardless of your level of knowledge about food and farming, there was truly something for everyone." - Emily Shearer, Food Acquisition Coordinator, Food Bank of Iowa and Iowa Food & Family Project Champion

Apply to be an Iowa Food & Family Project Champion!

Interested in attending a future Food U event or furthering your understanding of agriculture through the Iowa Food & Family Project? Apply to be a member of our Champions Program. As a Champion, you'll be invited to Food U events, get priority access to speaking engagements, participate in surveys and focus groups, and receive a quarterly newsletter. 

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