Impact

Protecting Natural Resources

squirrelIowa is home to abundant natural resources. And since 97 percent of the land in Iowa is privately owned, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is working with landowners to manage the natural resources on their land for sustainability, profit and for improved quality of life. Video length: 4:41 Read more about Protecting Natural Resources

Ag Decision Maker

planter in fieldA simple idea to get updated information into the hands of farmers and ag lenders spurred the creation of Ag Decision Maker. Since its inception in 1979, Ag Decision Maker has become one of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s most valuable tools. Video length: 4:47 Read more about Ag Decision Maker

Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases in Iowa Fields

image of insects on soybean leafIowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists are working to provide the tools and resources farmers need to manage those pests. And the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help farmers and homeowners alike identify diseases and insects that are impacting production. Video length: 4:10 Read more about Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases in Iowa Fields

Researching Agriculture Drainage and Water Quality

cover crop grass in corn stalks

The ag drainage and water quality research site near Gilmore City, Iowa has been operating for over 25 years to improve the quality of water in Iowa. Funds provided by state and local organizations has helped Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists give farmers science-based data to change farm practices and improve the quality of water around the state. Video length: 6:18 Read more about Researching Agriculture Drainage and Water Quality