Agriculture & Environment

Using a variety of educational deliveries including newsletters, websites, workshops, conferences, consultation, and clinics, our Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) specialists are engaged with farmers, researchers, organizations, agencies, agribusiness, and communities.

ANR Extension and Outreach plays an important role in providing research-based information and resources to educate Iowa and beyond. Our programs impact all Iowans, whether they live in a rural or urban area, and have been developed to improve our quality of life. Our areas of focus include: agricultural systems and environmental stewardship; crops; dairy production; farm, food and enterprise development; farm management; food safety; horticulture; beef production; swine production; and natural resources stewardship.

Ag Decision Maker Ag Decision Maker

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 08:52
Ag Decision Maker updates – February 2024
Newsletter articles Farmers and other small entities may need to file beneficial ownership reportsCattle, sheep inventory…

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 10:49
Position open! Farm Management – Northeast Iowa – Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Specialist
NE Iowa Farm Management Position – open now! Application deadline is February 11, 2024. This position will focus on all…

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 08:20
Ag Decision Maker updates – January 2024
Newsletter Articles “Would You Rather” pork market edition Another strong production year Keys to understanding…

Integrated Crop Management

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 13:21
Winter Weather Woes: Assessing Whether or Not to Frost Seed
This winter's erratic weather, swinging from -30°F wind chills to unseasonably warm highs in the 50s, has left many pondering…

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 08:00
Early Soybean Planting Considerations
Soybean planting dates have been moving earlier and earlier. In a nod to this, the USDA Risk Management Agency has moved up…

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 14:32
Join the Iowa Moth Trapping Network in 2024
Iowa State University’s IPM Team has monitored field crop pests for a long time. The pests have changed over the years, but…

Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development