Iowa State Extension program and communication coordinator for Northeast Iowa Teresa Wiemerslage has received a Friend of the Family Farmer Award.
Wiemerslage was honored for her work in support of Iowa's rural communities and family farmers by the Iowa Farmers Union. The awards ceremony recognized those individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in support of family farms, local food and the growth of sustainable agriculture in the state over the past year.
Wiemerslage serves six counties in northeast Iowa and spends half of her time coordinating the Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition. The coalition is part of the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative which uses Farm to School activities to spearhead efforts in school districts across the region to install school gardens, increase local food purchases by schools for student lunch programs and enroll youth in local food organizations and student clubs.