Local Highlights

October 13, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a Dairy Start to Farm program at Dordt College beginning Nov. 17 and continuing throughout the winter. The program is free to participate in and is geared towards dairy producers in their first 10-12 years of farming.

August 19, 2016

Join us this season on the Local Food Road Show to meet local growers and learn how we’re working together to supply the region with locally-grown food. 

May 9, 2016

Available now is the ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey for 2016. This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

January 4, 2016

Field & Feedlot and the Scene are GOING GREEN! In an effort to be environmentally friendly and to allow more funding to be used toward programming, we are encouraging you to opt-in for email versions of Field & Feedlot and the 4-H Scene.

November 25, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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