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

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:02
Spring Management of Multiflora Rose
By Clarabell Probasco, Aaron Saeugling With the steady growth and production of pasture forages across the state comes the…

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 21:46
To Foliar Feed or Not
By Aaron Saeugling The choice to foliar feed crops is a management decision each farmer needs to make based on personal…

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 16:16
Alternative Forage Options: Tips for Seeding Warm Season Annuals
By Rebecca Vittetoe With turning the calendar to June, now is the time to be seeding warm-season annual forages like sorghum,…

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

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 09:18
Registration Now Open!
Register for the 2023 Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference now through June 1. Join us for this…

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 13:32
Request for Proposals | 2023 Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference
2023 Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference. The Community Food Systems program and Iowa Farm to…

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,…