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

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 14:00
Ag Decision Maker on Social Media
Follow Ag Decision Maker on X (Twitter) or LinkedIn for regular updates on issues and resources in Farm Management. https://x…

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 15:02
Ag Decision Maker May Updates
5/2024 Newsletter Lee Schulz Why USDA beef supply and use forecasts change over time Chad Hart The mid-May update Kristine…

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:20
Just released: Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2024 Survey
The cash rental rate information is from a survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, and professional farm managers…

Integrated Crop Management

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:45
Regional Crop Update: June 3 - June 11, 2024
The weather the last week was again drier than previous weeks, but also plenty windy some days. The drier conditions provided…

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 15:14
All the Latest Information on Crop Production Coming to a Research Farm Near You!
You won’t want to miss any of the upcoming field days hosted at the outlying Iowa State University Research Farms this summer…

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 07:41
No Weed Science Field Day Scheduled for 2024
There is no 2024 Weed Science Field Day at the Curtiss Farm in Ames, IA planned for 2024. However, weed management and…

Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development