About Us

Founded in 1998, Iowa Valley RC&D’s influence is grounded in community, partnerships, and collaboration as we train and support farmers, build local food infrastructure, generate new innovative markets, improve access of locally grown foods, and model and communicate the positive impact of a future food system that nourishes people and place.

Our Mission

Iowa Valley RC&D inspires transformative change and leads in the development of farmers and food value chains toward a more collaborative, equitable, and resilient food system across Iowa’s communities.

Our Vision

An Iowa food system characterized by a vibrant ecosystem of farms, businesses, and the natural environment where thriving rural and urban communities are interconnected and sustained and all individuals are nourished.