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Virtual Local Food Leader Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Local Food Leader online modules. This certification program is delivered over four months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader.

The Local Food Leader Certification teaches foundational competencies critical for successful food systems development through integrated virtual workshops and four online modules, including equity in food systems, working in food systems, facilitation and coordination, evaluation and professional development. The online modules offer intensive curriculum including community food systems overview, methods of engagement and leadership, creating teams and tools for success, and evaluation.
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Moodle eCourse
$375.00
Virtual Community Food Systems Full Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System online modules. This certification program is delivered over eight months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems.

The Community Food Systems Full Certification is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and develop food systems. The virtual workshops are centered around activities and networking with colleagues to learn a new framework for community food systems development, and focus on building new skills for facilitation and developing vision, mission and core values, tools for conducting community food systems assessments, prioritization methods, evaluation techniques and project management and development. The online modules offer intensive curriculum around visioning and implementation, conducting community food systems assessments and mapping for decision making, tools for project management and evaluation, feasibility studies, economic impact and design thinking.
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Moodle eCourse
$600.00
Virtual Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System Facilitator online modules. This certification program is delivered over six months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification.

The Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and develop food systems. The virtual workshops are centered around activities and networking with colleagues to learn the facilitation components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and Phase 2. This includes determining mission, vision and core values, assisting in public input sessions and interviews, creating teams for projects, and working with technical assistance providers.
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Moodle eCourse
$425.00
Virtual Community Food Systems Assessor Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System Assessor online modules. This certification program is delivered over four months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems Assessor Certification.

The Community Food Systems Assessor Certification is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and develop food systems. The virtual workshops are centered around activities and networking with colleagues to learn the assessor components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and technical assistance related to research and mapping; including community food systems assessments, snapshots, and research manuals, as well as developing maps for decision making.
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Moodle eCourse
$325.00
Mapping 101 Certification
Mapping 101 is appropriate for individuals interested in understanding how to create maps for decision making and building new skills in QGIS for data and map development. Mapping 101 is offered as a separate certification but is included in the Full and Assessor certifications through Community Food Systems.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Community Food Systems Full Certification Online Modules
Online modules only

Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in offering the entire Community Food Systems process including facilitation, mapping development, report generation, providing general design support, offering feasibility analysis, creating teams for projects, and conducting economic impact analysis. Modules 1-4, Design Thinking, Economic Impact Analysis, Feasibility, Mapping 101.
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Moodle eCourse
$525.00
Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification Online Modules
Online modules only

Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Modules 1-4.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in offering the facilitation components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and Phase 2. This includes determining mission, vision and core values, assisting in public input sessions and interviews, creating teams for projects, and working with technical assistance providers.
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Moodle eCourse
$300.00
Community Food Systems Assessor Certification Online Modules
Online modules only

Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Modules 1, 3 and Mapping 101.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in offering the assessor components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and technical assistance related to mapping. This includes assisting in the community food systems assessment, shapshot, and research manual, as well as developing maps for decision making.
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Moodle eCourse
$200.00
Community Food Systems Design Thinking Certificate
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop.

Participants in this course will receive access to Module 1: Introduction to Community Food Systems and Design Thinking.
  • Introduction to Community Food Systems teaches the Community Food Systems process utilized at Iowa State.
  • Design Thinking teaches methods and practices for site observation, considerations for creative techniques for project development and various potentials of design related to food systems.
Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participation in the modules.
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Moodle eCourse
$30.00
Community Food Systems Feasibility Analysis Certificate
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop.

Participants in this course will receive access to Module 1: Introduction to Community Food Systems and Feasibility Analysis.
  • Introduction to Community Food Systems teaches the Community Food Systems process utilized at Iowa State.
  • Feasibility Analysis introduces concepts and types of feasibility studies. It teaches best practices for identifying existing business data and partnership considerations to keep in mind when starting a feasibility study.
Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the modules.
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Moodle eCourse
$30.00
Community Food Systems Economic Impact Certificate
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop.

Participants in this course will receive access to Module 1: Introduction to Community Food Systems and Economic Impact.
  • Introduction to Community Food Systems teaches the Community Food Systems process utilized at Iowa State.
  • Economic Impact teaches a practice for conducting economic impact analysis studies which may be used for businesses, organizations or communities. Economic Impact module first reviews a tutorial for conducting an economic impact analysis of a food hub; following, participants will conduct their own study based on a project of interest. Data utilized in this module are updated regularly based on state census information.
Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the modules.
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Moodle eCourse
$50.00
Local Food Leader Full (Modules 1-4) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in all Local Food Leader modules: Community Food Systems, Methods of Engagement, Creating Team and Tools for Success, and Evaluation. Individuals will gain understanding of how food system components work together; increased awareness of ways to engage and create inclusive partnerships; increased strategic planning skills and ability to identify technical assistance resources for their work and learn new tools in creating, delivering and evaluating quality local foods programs.
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Moodle eCourse
$300.00
Local Food Leader Community Food Systems (Module 1) Certificate
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This module is appropriate for individuals interested in increasing their understanding of local, global and community food systems, learning roles and responsibilities of local food coordinators, and gaining increased awareness of the different levels of policy that impact food systems. Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the module.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Methods of Engagement + Leadership (Module 2) Certificate
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This module is appropriate for individuals interested in coalition development, collective impact and strategic doing methods, and leadership in food systems. Participants will learn new skills for engaging in community and facilitating projects, coalitions, and systems change projects. Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the module.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Creating Teams + Tools for Success (Module 3) Certificate
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This module is appropriate for individuals interested in learning new skills in building effective teams, creating plans of work, finding funding and creating a budget for their work, gaining awareness of tools and resources for feasibility studies, and ways of gathering public input to inform community priorities. Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the module.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Evaluation (Module 4) Certificate
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This module is appropriate for individuals interested in developing new skills for evaluating the impact of programs, projects and systems. It teaches outcomes and outputs, as well as program and systems evaluation. In addition, participants will learn how to create evaluation plans necessary for their work. Individuals will receive a certificate of completion after participating in the module.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Iowa Drainage Guide
This publication provides guidelines for drainage improvements installed on Iowa's agricultural land. It provides legal, soil management, and engineering information to farmers, engineers, contractors, farm planners, and others associated with drainage system planning, construction, and management.
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$25.00
Site-Specific Nutrient Management
Site-specific management and planning for nutrient inputs is needed for optimizing economic return and minimizing effects on environmental quality. This publication includes information about factors that influence soil fertility, fertilization management, and associated relations with environmental quality.
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Incorporating Prairies into Multifunctional Landscapes
See how prairies can benefit farms and find the steps necessary to establish and manage prairies. Look at various uses for prairies: livestock grazing, hay production, biomass feedstocks, and carbon sequestering.
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Choosing an Arborist
Tree work should be performed only by a properly trained and equipped arborist. Considerations in choosing an arborist include certification, insurance, references, contracts, etc.
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Pest Alert - Bur Oak Blight
Published by the USDA Forest Service in 2011, this publication uses clear photos to show the symptoms of bur oak blight, a recently discovered and damaging disease of bur oaks in Iowa. Includes how to recognize bur oak blight, where to get help in diagnosing the problem, and what can be done to manage the disease.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2009 Summary Report
Highlights from the 2009 farm and rural life poll include: the next generation of farmers, farm policy and commodity production, mixed livestock and grain farming, farming and food systems in rural communities, value-added agriculture, targeted conservation, nutrient removal wetlands, and personal and financial well-being.
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Choosing Fans for Livestock and Poultry Ventilation - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Good quality fans are essential for proper performance of mechanically ventilated facilities. Learn the basic principles of fan quality, rating, performance, installation, and fans for specialized uses.
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Concrete Specifications for Agriculture - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Specific recommendations for concrete guidelines for use in your agricultural business.
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A Targeted Conservation Approach for Improving Environmental Quality
Find out how targeted conservation practices can have the most impact on environmental quality while causing only a small change in overall agricultural production. Environmental benefits are discussed related to clean air and water, productive soils, diverse wildlife and plant habitat, and biological controls for crop protection.
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Vented Plumbing for Livestock Manure Handling Systems - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Animal manure systems that drain building manure pits into separate storage pits should have vented plumbing systems. This publication includes information on vented plumbing and information on other publications for additional help.
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Pit Recharge Manure Management System - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Use this system to provide better air quality inside livestock buildings and minimize equipment deterioration.
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Prairie Investigators -- Using Plants and Animals to Uncover the Mystery of the Prairie
Biologists are detectives; they observe clues and interpret what they see. Use this guide to practice those skills and learn about the tall-grass prairie.
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Troubleshooting Natural Ventilation Systems - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Get details on using these four tools for trouble-shooting natural ventilation systems: a hi-low thermometer, a relative humidity sensor, ventilation smoke tubes, and your sensory perceptions.
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National Directory Organic Agriculture Expertise July 2005
This publication contains contact information on self-identified organic agriculture experts from 42 states and several countries around the world.
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Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture
Detailed information on organic agriculture including history, legalities and logistics, labeling, marketing, and pest and weed management. Includes two field examples on organic soybean and apple production.
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Gaseous Emissions from Animal Agriculture
An overview of the farm emissions problem, plus suggested resources discussing current research and information on air quality and animal agriculture.
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Confinement Site Manure Applicator Study Guide Notebook
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, emergencies and safety, applicator rules, recordkeeping, and more.
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Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Study Guide
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, emergencies and safety, applicator rules, and more. This study guide is for commercial applicators.
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Iowa Habitat Loss and Disappearing Wildlife -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses habitats in Iowa, including woodland, prairies, and wetland and streams. It also provides information on periods of rampant habitat and wildlife loss and laws that protect habitat and wildlife in Iowa.
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Iowa Air Pollution -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses air pollution in Iowa and includes sections on air pollution and global climate change, stopping pollution at its source, and atmospheric ozone and CFCs.
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$0.00
Iowa Water Pollution -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses water pollution in Iowa, and includes sections discussing surface and groundwater systems, non-point source and point source pollution, erosion, pollution, and siltation of waterways, preventing water pollution, and maintaining and improving water quality.
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Iowa Agricultural Practices and the Environment -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Discover sustainable solutions to problems created by modern agriculture -- problems such as loss of diversity and soil erosion.
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People, Communities, and Their Iowa Environment -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses the nature of communities, community environmental benefits, and getting to know the community and the environment. It also discusses several stories of successful Iowa communities.
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Energy in Iowa -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Learn about studying energy, fuels we use, renewable energy resources, and environmental and economic connections in this Iowa Environmental Issues publication. Also revisit Iowa’s energy vision, the legislation that is leading the way, and ways you can help Iowa move toward a sustainable energy future.
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Iowa Waste Management -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Learn about waste management in Iowa and how new beliefs and behaviors about garbage have encouraged Iowans to recycle more and waste less.
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Iowa: Many Rivers Run Through It -- Poster

Large wall map (24" x 36") of the many rivers in Iowa.
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$4.00
Watering Systems for Grazing Livestock - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Learn about water tank location, central water sources with short supply lines, distribution systems for individual paddocks, and more.
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Thermal Environmental Guidelines for Swine Housing - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Optimal temperature ranges for pigs through the life cycle.
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You Can't Afford Not to Haul Manure - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Cost-benefit analysis of properly using livestock manure.
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Changing Land Use & Values -- Iowa Natural Resource Heritage Series
The ways in which people use land are constantly changing. This publication discusses how the Indians, European settlers, and the people of today have used and lived off Iowa land. Also learn about the four conservation movements that have taken place in Iowa, including the environmental awareness and protection movement.
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Important Iowa Conservationists -- Iowa Natural Resource Heritage Series
This publication provides mini biographies for several important Iowa conservationists, including John F. Lacey, the pioneer of federal conservation legislation; Bohumil Shimek, Iowa’s first environmental educator; Louis H. Pammel, founder of Iowa’s state park system; Ada Hayden, first voice for preservation of Iowa’s prairies; and Aldo Leopold, pioneer of modern conservation.
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Coping with Contaminated Wells
The most common cause of well water test failures is bacterial problems caused by well deterioration. This publication addresses how to handle contaminated well issues by looking at coliform and nitrate problems.
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