Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership

Reports & Findings


Independence School District Farm to School Case study (doc)

This is a case study examining Independence school district's farm to school program.  The study provides a brief background of the program before focusing on examining the program's assets, challenges, and efforts to incorporate farm to school into the classroom.  Written by the Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership with support from the National Farm to School Network.

Price Lab School Farm to School Case Study (doc)

This case study looks at the first year of Price Lab School's farm to school program, paying special attention to the economics of the program and their efforts to source locally al regional economic effects.  The study also examines the assets, challenges, and future goals of the Price Lab program.  Written by the Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership with support from the National Farm to School Network.

Helgoth Melons, Pumpkins and Produce Case Study (pdf)

Created by the Center for Rural Affairs with support from the National Farm to School Network, this case study describes how a family-owned produce farm in St. Libory, Nebraska got involved with farm to school programs in their area.  It also gives background information on the farm and discusses some of the specific arrangements between the farm and the schools they work with.

Norm Kaiser Asparagus Farm Case Study (pdf)

Created by the Center for Rural Affairs with support from the National Farm to School Network, this case study examines how an asparagus farm in Central City, Nebraska came to be involved with local farm to school programs.  The benefits and challeges of their arrangement are explained, as is the farm's history and the farmer's involvement in the educational components of the program.

Economic Impact Summaries (doc)

This is a technical report looking at the potential regional economic effects of several types and sizes of food producers and sellers in the region comprise of Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Fayette, Grundy and Tama County in Iowa... (Dave Swenson, Iowa State University, 2008)

Veggie Study & Jobs (doc)

The accompanying tables are directly derived from existing research in Northeast Iowa on the potential for enhancing local productivity, economic fortunes, and health through the consumption of locally produced fruits and vegetables...