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Submissions from 2013

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Micro-farming: Reducing rural and urban food deserts through job training, Matt Mancuso

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The University of Iowa Biomass Partnership Project, Ferman Milster, Emily A. Heaton, Richard B. Hall, Jesse Randall, John Tyndall, Tricia G. Knoot, Nathan Young, Ronald Zalesny, Grant Domke, and Mark Nelson

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Enhancing value and marketing options for pawpaw (Asimina triloba) by developing pulp separation and preservation techniques, Patrick J. O'Malley and Lester Wilson

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Exploring the role of multifunctional agriculture on the future of agriculture and rural development, Thanos N. Papanicolaou, Kenneth M. Wacha, and Christopher Wilson

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Use of mob grazing to improve cattle production, enhance legume establishment and increase carbon sequestration in Iowa pastures, James R. Russell, Stephen K. Barnhart, Daniel G. Morrical, and Harris J. Sellers

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Agronomic, environmental and economic performance of alternative biomass cropping systems, Lisa A. Schulte Moore, Kenneth J. Moore, Richard B. Hall, Arne Hallam, and Matt Helmers

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Development of an online food safety training for employees of university farms and school gardens, Angela M. Shaw, Catherine Strohbehn, and Linda L. Naeve

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Getting the most from Iowa's forests: Linking forest understory composition to stream water quality and enhancing nutrient capture in forest remnants in agricultural landscapes, Janette R. Thompson, Cathy Mabry McMullen, Timothy W. Stewart, Michaeleen E. Gerken Golay, Randall K. Kolka, and Zachary Aaron Keninger

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Transplant production decision tool for vegetable producers, Joseph Ward and Chris Blanchard

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Iowa Farm Energy Working Group, Carole Yates and Kamyar Enshayan

Submissions from 2012

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Renewable energy feed-in tariffs: Potential opportunities for Iowa, Nathaniel Baer, Gregg Heide, and Rich Dana

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Building a food system framework to advance the health of Iowans - A blueprint for action, Michele Devlin and Angie Tagtow

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Meeting on-farm energy needs through conservation, efficiency and renewable energy, Kamyar Enshayan and Carole Yates

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Connecting family, community and health from a food system perspective, Kimberly A. Greder

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Systems model and prototype development to capture and use rain water run-off from a high tunnel, Raymond S. Hansen, Linda L. Naeve, and Shawn C. Shouse

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Increasing carbon sequestration of working prairie by reducing invasive species in a fire and grazing system, Ryan Harr, David M. Engle, Devan A. McGranahan, Jessica J. Veenstra, and Aaron Lee Daigh

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Quantifying eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in southern Iowa: A starting point for conversations with landowners about threats to grassland resilience, Ryan N. Harr, James R. Miller, and David M. Engle

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Soil moisture dynamics and plant transpiration under contrasting annual-perennial cover types, Matt Helmers, Heidi Asbjornsen, and Amy L. Kaleita

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Evaluating denitrifying bioreactors for edge-of-field nitrogen management in Iowa's tile-drained landsacpes, Matt Helmers and Alok Bhandari

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Conversion to perennial vegetation: Quantifying soil water regime, aeration, and implications for enhancing soil resilience to climate change, Robert Horton Jr., Thomas J. Sauer, and Aaron Lee Daigh

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Mapping potential foodsheds in Iowa: A system optimization modeling approach, Guiping Hu, Randy Boeckenstedt, Lizhi Wang, and Susan W. Arendt

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In good company, Elisabet Humble and Jan Swinton

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Regional Flavors, Sherry L. McGill and Abigail Marie Gaffey

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Developing production, processing and marketing of aronia berries on small family farms in southeast Iowa, Patrick J. O'Malley

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Optimizing buffer strips for improved ecosystem services, Matthew E. O'Neal and Lisa A. Schulte Moore

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Credit, crop insurance and sustainable agriculture, Chris Peterson and Jon Bailey

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Site specific implementation of practices that alter the spatial/temporal distribution of grazing cattle to improve water quality of pasture streams in the Rathbun Lake watershed, James R. Russell

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South Central Iowa Area Partnership, local foods network, H. Joseph Sellers

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Impacts of GAPs and post-harvest handling practices certificate training on producers' on-farm food safety behaviors and perceptions of customer assurance, Margaret Smith and Catherine Strohbehn

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Defining the grazing season of restored natural grasslands, Chris Troendle, Tolif Hunt, and Mary H. Wiedenhoeft

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Assessment of woody biomass as a niche feedstock for biobased products in Iowa, John Tyndall, Jesse Randall, Tricia G. Knoot, and Julie A. Blanchong

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Iowa immigrant and refugee incubator farm program, Nicholas Wuertz and Linda Gobberdiel

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Educational presentation on reducing fossil fuel needs on Iowa’s small to mid-sized farms, Carole Yates

Submissions from 2011

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Pottawattamie County Farm to Fork (Phase III), Bahia Barry, Shirley Frederiksen, and Melvyn Houser

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Corn silage test plot to increase profitability for dairy farmers and reduce winter wind & water erosion, Jennifer A. Bentley, Dave Lawstuen, and Brian J. Lang

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Update of the Iowa Produce Market Potential Calculator website, Randy Boekenstedt

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Local food producer website workshops, Brad Crawford

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Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from three dairy production systems in Iowa--conventional, grazing and combination conventional/grazing, Michael Duffy and Andrew Lee Herringshaw

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A food distribution network for the Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership, Andrea Geary

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Producer machinery and labor sharing arrangements workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, and Darren H. Jarboe

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Building the Iowa wine culture through improved quality, Raymond S. Hansen and Murli R. Dharmadhikari

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High-tunnel resource manual and producer resource kit providing the tools for profitability, Raymond S. Hansen and Linda L. Naeve

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Optimizing legume establishment in winter cereal grains, Emily A. Heaton and Jeremy Singer

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Energy use and nutrient cycling in pig production systems, Mark S. Honeyman and Peter J. Lammers

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Distillers Dried Grains (DDG) feeding and impacts on meat quality for grazing steers, Mark S. Honeyman and Daniel G. Morrical

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Transitioning the Pork Niche Market Working Group to self-sufficiency, Gary Huber

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Routing foods into southeast Iowa, Elisabet Humble and Mary Carter

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Building student awareness and involvement in the Farm to ISU program, Nancy Levandowski and Darrin Vander Plas

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Toward a new Homestead Act: Designing a farmstead transfer and leasing program for high-value farming and farmstead preservation, Hannah Lewis, John R. Baker, Jan L. Flora, and Andrew Larson

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Agronomic, ecological and economic comparisons of conventional and low-external-input cropping systems, Matthew Z. Liebman, Craig Chase, and Michelle Wander

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From farm to market in northwest Iowa, Dennis McDonald

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Feasibility of unheated large gutter-connect greenhouses for winter organic vegetable production in Iowa, Steve McLaskey

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The Landowners' Decision: Grazing and fire as management tools on Iowa grasslands and oak savannas, Lois Wright Morton, James Miller, and David Engle

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Reducing pesticide use in Iowa vineyards: Alternatives to herbicides for vineyard weed management, Gail R. Nonnecke, Lisa M. Wasko DeVetter, Thomas E. Loynachan, and Paul A. Domoto

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The impact of biodiversity services in row crop production in annual verses perennial landscapes, Matthew E. O'Neal and Lisa A. Schulte Moore

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Custom grazing contracts: Successful models to grow profit, avoid pitfalls, Teresa Opheim and Joe Sellers

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A feasibility study for the creation of a meat processing training program in Iowa, Joel Peterson and Jean Eells

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Adapting land retirement programs in response to Iowa's changing economy, Duane Sand

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State policy alternatives for biofuels industry support of sustainable production of biofuels feedstocks, Duane Sand and Anita O'Gara

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The actual cost of food systems on roadway infrastructure, Omar G. Smadi, Inya Nienanya, Marwan Ghandour, and Silvina Lopez Barrera

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Research and assistance in support of the Foodsheds in the Upper Midwest Initiative to measure the economic impacts of increased local food production and consumption, David Swenson

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Engaging community planners and local elected officials with local food systems producers to integrate local food systems into community plans and policies, Alan L. Vandehaar, Gary Taylor, Timothy O. Borich, and Stephen A. Lauer

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Experiential educational engagement with working groups and communities of practice, Betty L. Wells

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Experiential educational engagement with working groups and communities of practice, Betty L. Wells

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Improving veterinary care for organic livestock producers, Betty L. Wells and Jennifer O'Neill

Submissions from 2010

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Strategies to stabilize locally grown produce for year-round sales: A feasibility study, Sam Beattie, Lester Wilson, Aubrey Mendonca, and Stéphanie Jung

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New Farmer Jump Start Project, Keith Booth and Steve Olsen

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Shaping a functional and sustainable biofuels industry through bridging industrial needs with farmer production capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley II, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, and Carl Roberts

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Pottawattamie County Farm to Fork, Barry Deuel and Shirley Fredriksen

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Is the meat goat enterprise profitable and sustainable?, Dennis D. DeWitt, Tom Olsen, and Daniel G. Morrical

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Beginning and mid-size Farm Bill analysis: Policy option development and education initiative, Michael Duffy and Tracy Bruckner

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Establishing an Iowa Microenterprise Foundation, Mark A. Edelman and Ronald S. Prescott

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Latino farmers and local multicultural food and marketing systems, Jan Flora

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New strategies to enhance sustainability of apple orchards, Mark Gleason, Donald R. Lewis, Matthew Z. Liebman, Paul A. Domoto, Gaile R. Nonnecke, Michael Duffy, Lester Wilson, and Cheryl A. Reitmeier

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Strategies to effectively promote and market on-farm retail enterprises, Raymond S. Hansen and Marsha A. Laux

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Tunnels to tables: High tunnel production and distribution model for produce, Raymond S. Hansen and Linda L. Naeve

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Drainage water quality impacts of agricultural management practices, Matthew J. Helmers, Ramesh S. Kanwar, and Antonio P. Mallarino

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Building a direct-to-consumer distribution system in Iowa, Gary Huber

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Development and implementation of low-input delivery systems for ethanol co-products in forage-based beef systems, Daniel D. Loy and Joe Sellers

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Integrated soil and weed management production systems for perennial food crops, Gail R. Nonnecke, Craig A. Dilley, and Thomas E. Loynachan

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Adding a new generation to Iowa's sustainable farms, Teresa Opheim

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On-line learning: Using webinars to teach about succession and enterprise development issues, Teresa Opheim and David Baker

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Participatory ecology for 'Agriculture of the Middle': Developing tools and partnerships to bridge gaps among science, people and policy in landscape change, Lisa A. Schulte Moore, Ryan Cardiff Atwell, and Lynne M. Westphal

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Sustainable economic development through organic and grazing dairy farm establishment and transition, Larry F. Tranel and Robert Tigner

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Assessing the business development strengths and needs of women and Latino farmers in Iowa, Howard Van Auken, Leigh Adcock, and Hannah Lewis

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Iowa recreational property ownership: Identification, contact and social dynamics of multiple-use perennial landcover, Mimi M. Wagner and James LaGro

Submissions from 2009

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Variations in water and nutrient cycling and soil properties during agricultural landscape restoration, Heidi Asbjornsen, Matthew J. Helmers, Matthew Z. Liebman, Lisa A. Schulte-Moore, and Randall K. Kolka

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Improving the impact and benefits of USDA research and grant programs to enhance mid-size farm profitability and rural community success, Jon Bailey

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Plan demonstration farm to include farm business incubator and educational use, Linda Barnes, Tom Diemerley, and Norman McCoy

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Planning a facility for value-added farm business incubation and educational use, Linda Barnes, Tom Diemerley, and Norman McCoy

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Mapping biomass markets in Iowa, Randy Boekenstedt

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Northeast Iowa local food survey summary report, Craig Chase

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Grinnell Area Petroleum Replacement Initiative, Phase 2, Rich Dana

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Organic agriculture program viability study, Awoke Desta Dollisso

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Community economic impact assessment for a multi-county local food system in northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan

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Investigating the feasibility of establishing food processing and distribution centers for western Iowa, Patrick Garrity

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Effects of ambient temperature and transportation distances on the resulting pork quality, Raymond S. Hansen, Nina J. Biensen, and Kelly Biensen

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Strengthening the regional and local food systems in the Iowa Valley: Enhancing the sustainability of the University of Iowa food system, a Factor-10 approach, Rex Honey and Leah Wilson

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Evaluating the Conservation Security Program utilizing the perceptions and economics of producer participation: Implications for land stewardship in Iowa agriculture, James Kliebenstein and Denis Reich

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Southwest Iowa institutional foods survey and producer training program, Alan Ladd and Steve Adams