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, 11/22/2022 - 13:52
Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance
The PRF (Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance) policy is an area-based insurance plan that covers perennial pasture,…

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 09:36
Margin Protection Crop Insurance FAQ
Contributed by Steve Johnson, Retired Extension Farm Management Field Specialist, Question: What is Margin…

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 13:00
Client Corner: Where can I find average prices for corn and soybeans?
Contributed by Ann Johanns,, extension program specialist Where would I find average (monthly or yearly)…

Integrated Crop Management

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 08:00
Overcoming Herbicide Resistant Weed Pressure
By Clarabell Probasco, Meaghan Anderson Over the past few decades, producers have begun to continually face herbicide…

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 08:23
2022 Regional Corn Rootworm Monitoring Network Report Available Online
By Ashley Dean, Erin Hodgson Last year was the second season of an organized, regional corn rootworm monitoring effort with…

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 08:00
Statewide evaluation of foliar fungicides on soybeans in 2022
By Edgar Nieto, Nabin Dangal, Daren S Mueller, Stith Wiggs Statewide evaluation of foliar fungicides on soybeans in 2022

Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 15:00
National Agricultural Marketing Summit is Oct. 23-25, 2022
The 2022 National Agricultural Marketing Summit will be held in Pensacola Beach, Florida, from Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday,…

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 12:16
The 2022 ISU Local Food Festival is September 21 on Central Campus
Join us for this year’s festival on Wednesday, September 21 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The Iowa State University Local Food…

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 11:26
Farm to Table Task Force Makes Recommendations to Iowa Legislature
A diverse group of local food experts from across the state submitted a set of recommendations to the Iowa Legislature that…