STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Jan Libbey


"You have your doctor, your lawyer, your hair dresser or barber," notes Kamyar Enshayan, long time local food champion. "Why not also make sure you have your own farmer?" For more than 15 years questions about our food, like Kamyar's, have challenged Iowa to take a hard look at how this state can rebuild our local and regional food production. The conversation that has unfolded is setting deep roots for a new component of Iowa agriculture. In fact the response has been so great, that a statewide approach, captured in the Iowa Food and Farm Plan, was adopted during the 2011 Iowa Legislative session.