As the farm crisis of the 1980s intensified, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach was looking for a way to better understand the situation farmers found themselves in. From that search for information the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll was born in 1982. Video Length 4:39
The rural sociology team provides context and information about the sociology of rural populations across the state of Iowa. The team produces information on both agriculture and natural resources and rural communities within the state. The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is produced by the team, showing practices and opinions of Iowa farmers.