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Crops - Speciality and Alternative Crops

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Speciality and Alternative Crops Information

Web Pages

Agriculture Marketing Resource Center and Value-Added Agriculture program offer national  and local resources for


The organic agriculture program pages offers information on becoming an organic producer and the results of research into organic crop production techniques.


The Practical Farmers of Iowa work with ISU researchers to do research on farming practices that are both profitable and environmentally sound.



There are several publications available through the ISU Extension Distribution Center. For example, Flax Production Guidelines for Iowa (PM2020).


More Resources

There are newsletters available to help producers of alternative and specialty crops.

Leopold Letter

Woodland Owners Newsletter