Ryan Marquardt has been named general manager of the Iowa Food Cooperative, succeeding Gary Huber, who stepped down to spend more time with his family. Marquardt is a longtime worker at Wild Rose Pastures and is past president of the co-op board. The co-op strives to link farmers with customers seeking their goods. In a statement, Marquardt said he plans to strengthen outreach to producers, improve the retail space and online shopping, and plan for future space needs.