Support for Specific Enterprises


  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Livestock - Ag Research Progress Reports, Animal Industry Reports, Animal Science Extension. Hoop structures for livestock, livestock economics, Midwest Plan Service, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Pork Industry Center, manure management and more.

    • Ag Decision Maker: Livestock Decisions - Livestock enterprise budgets, profitability analysis, marketing information and outlook, historic  livestock prices, insurance information and more.
  • Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers - The Coalition’s mission is to advocate and help implement on-farm best management practices that assist Iowa's farm families in raising livestock responsibly and successfully. They help farmers navigate the maze of state and federal regulations about livestock production, provide a building site analysis, consult on safeguarding the environment and help enhance neighbor relations.

Agronomic Crops

  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Crops and Soils - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, ag drainage, agronomy, Center for Crops Utilization Research, crop testing, farm energy initiative, grain quality, Midwest Plan Service, organic agriculture, seed science, soil management, soil fertility, entomology, plant pathology, weed science and more.

Horticultural Crops

  • Iowa Produce. Comprehensive resources for Iowa produce growers from Iowa State University. Information about vegetables, fruits, production budgets and business management information. Links to vendors and weather information are also provided. Growers can subscribe to a weekly e-newsletter that is produced during the growing season.
  • Commercial Vegetable Crops at ISU Extension - Information about growing and marketing commercial vegetables in Iowa. Links are provided to individual vegetable fact sheets, progress reports and cultural tips.
  • Vegetable Production - a Small Farm Opportunity? A publication for the beginning grower or person considering entering the commercial vegetable business.
  • Growing Horticultural Crops in High Tunnels

    • High Tunnel Information - Iowa. Budgets are available for high tunnel vegetable production in Iowa. Information is based on detailed production records of five farmers growing crops such as bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce and tomatoes. Download budgets. Links also to Iowa's production manual, plans for rainwater catchment from high tunnels and information about growing small fruits in high tunnels.

    • High Tunnels for Midwestern Producers. Includes information on site planning, construction & structure management, warm season vegetables & melons, cool season vegetables, cut flowers, small fruits soil and fertility management, marketing & economics and grower innovations.
    • Viticulture - Grape Growing. Information about all aspects of wine grape production in Iowa. Links are provided as well to conferences and field tours in the Upper Midwest and to winemaking information.


  • Visit Iowa Farms. This site includes both information for tourists seeking an agritourism experience and farmers interested in starting an agritourism business.

    • Visit Iowa Farms - For Farmers. This page is specifically for farmers and includes information on producer regulations, business and marketing planning, legal considerations and training resources. Links are also provided to other organizations that support agritourism.

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