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Good Food Org Guide

October 18, 2016

Once again we are listed in Food Tank’s annual Good Food Org Guide, along with our friends, neighbors and allies at @Iowa Organic Association, @Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative and @Eat Greater Des Moines.  

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Des Moines Register Editorial: “Don’t expect Iowa farmers to ‘feed the world'”

October 13, 2016

Today’s editorial says: “The claim that U.S. agriculture “feeds the world” is not a harmless myth. It provides a moral justification for continuing practices that have harmed Iowa’s environment and led to low prices for farmers. It also can be used as political ammunition.” This kind of discourse also hides the fact that 1 […]

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Upcoming Events

SILT speakers are available for your regular meeting, program or conference and to talk to the media. Contact us at with details!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 - 4, Camp Dodge
Join Veterans in Agriculture for a day of information, networking, veterans museum tour and more. For more information go here

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Iowa Woodland Owners Association annual meeting with ISU Hort Farm and State Nursery Tours, Ames. Woodland owners can learn more about producing healthy food such as wine grapes, fruit, hops and more. RSVP to Chuck Semler at $20 covers breakfast and lunch.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Des Moines
Plate of the Union rolls into Iowa! SILT is supporting this national coalition demanding local foods become part of the presidential debate.

Nov. 4-5, Lied Lodge Nebraska
Join SILT Founder and Board member Denise O'Brien on a panel about farmland transition. See Women Food and Ag Network for more information and to register.

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 - 9 pm
SILT's Second Annual Dinner Honoring Landowners and Farmers, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.