Community News: Iowa Western Community College offers “Dream to Farm” Course

Do you have aspirations to be a local food producer? This 14-week class in Council Bluffs this fall will help students create a comprehensive business plan and will also cover the basics of farming techniques, soils, animal husbandry, irrigation and integrated pest and disease management. Classroom work will be supplemented with hands-on labs, field trips and relationship building with mentors. Follow up support after class completion will be available to help ensure the long-term success of your farm.

The course will meet weekly Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.  The fee to sign up is $39.  To register for these classes you can call Iowa Western at 712-325-3255 or visit and visit the Environmental Training Link.   There also are more classes relating to sustainability in the Green Living Classes.

For more information please contact Matt Mancuso, Sustainability Coordinator, at 712-325-3448 or by email at


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