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

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 12:49
Grain Safety Shorts: Grain Handling Equipment Safety
Agricultural confined-space related cases of injuries and fatalities saw a dramatic rise in 2022, including grain entrapment…

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:18
Guess who's back? It's the edge effect.
We are once again receiving reports of the notable “edge effect” causing dramatic yield reductions along corn field edges…

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 09:50
Corn Harvest: Fall 2023 Prioritizing Harvest
After walking several fields last week before harvest got into full force, I noted fields where stalk integrity was a concern…

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

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 10:22
Fall Local Food Leader In-Person Training, November 8-9, 2023 in Ames.
Registration is now open for the next Local Food Leader Training, hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and…

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…