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Tools to involve funders in food system work

May 13, 2016

A new tool entitled What’s the Big Deal? Assessing and Financing Regional Food Enterprises,  will help funders and investors better understand and assess regional food businesses. The goal is to see even more funders take a seat at the local foods table— including credit unions, equity investors, foundations, impact investors and angel investors. “Since 2009, USDA has […]

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Landowners Invited to SILT Farms This Summer

May 11, 2016

Iowa’s only land trust dedicated to protecting food farms announces its first SILT Showcase Series, highlighting four Sustainable Iowa Land Trust farms across the state this summer. Designed for landowners interested in leaving a legacy of sustainable food production, each day includes a farm tour, presentations by an appraiser and an attorney and a free, locally-sourced lunch. Landowners are encouraged to bring questions! See dates […]

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Upcoming Events

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May is planting time!
SILT leaders take a little time off to tend to the soil.

June 3-5
SILT presents at the 40th anniversary of the Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, Onawa. Please come support a great event celebrating a big milestone and learn how nature and farming can work in harmony. Registration is free!

June 9, 10 am - 2 pm
SILT's first Showcase Day - Calmar, IA - Landowners are invited to a farm tour, lunch and presentations by attorney David Bright and appraiser Dan Dvorak. Hosted by Lyle and Sue Luzum and their daughter Steph. Details and RSVP here.