Farmer-Led Networking Groups to Support New Vegetable Growers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $10,304.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: general


  • Education and Training: demonstration, networking
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems

    Proposal summary:

    Experienced vegetable farmers will lead networking groups and provide one-on-one support for new and inexperienced farmers interested in vegetable production for local and regional markets. Knowledge sharing networking sessions will meet on farms and combine hands-on activities with conceptual learning.

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