Iowa State has research and demonstration farms throughout the state because soil, geography, climate and agricultural enterprises vary considerably across Iowa. Field days give farmers and the public a chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. But they also provide the opportunity to view the latest in modern agriculture. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Topics typically cover corn and soybean production, including insect and weed management, soil fertility, tillage systems, water quality, planting dates, crop population, manure management and value-added crops. See the schedule of research farm field days as well as home garden field days.