Ag Literacy Efforts Take Center Stage

 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –A new, statewide organization was launched recently aimed at helping Iowans understand more about how and where their food and fuel is produced. The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF), with a primary focus on youth, is a collaboration of business, education and the agriculture industry to promote agriculture literacy and its global significance in Iowa schools.

IALF Chairwoman Joyce Hoppes with the Iowa Pork Producers Association said,  “Students have the chance to pursue exciting careers in agriculture and Iowa is at the heart of agriculture innovation, but that starts with knowing what opportunities are available.

IALF will serve as a centralized resource to help increase the knowledge and awareness of today’s agriculture and its importance to students.

Workshops for teachers and students will be available throughout the school year and into the summer months.  Upcoming workshop information will be available on the website  For more information visit IALF online at, on Facebook, and Twitter.

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