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Justin Wigdahl Shares Insights About His Favorite Mentor
Justin Wigdahl shares some insights about his favorite mentor, Barb Clawson, a horticulture adviser. Wigdahl is an honors student who graduated with a major in horticulture and a minor in design studies. During his college career he organized horticulture club plant sales, pursued multiple internships, participated in horticulture and landscape competitions, and was also involved in the Iowa Statesmen choir and Campus Fellowship. After graduation he started his career at Country Landscapes in Ames as a design-sales assistant.
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In a typical year, Kittleson Brothers, co-operated by CALS alumni Steve and Beth Rachut, sells around five tons of potatoes per week to grocery stores in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. The week of March 16, their sales exploded to more than eight times their typical demand – increasing to nearly 40 tons.
Iowa’s farmers markets have been given the green light to conduct business, but should follow basic social distancing and hygiene and public health measures. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, along with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, recently put together several publications to help Iowans understand the requirements and additional best practices that should be followed.