ISU Contacts

Agronomy/Horticulture Organic Program. Research and extension programs in many aspects of organic production.
Contact: Kathleen Delate, 515-294-7069

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. The Ag Marketing Resource Center is a national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. AgMRC offers producers the ability to: investigate value-added commodities or niches, gather information on creating a business and research general market and industry trends.
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)
1111 NSRIC, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3310
866-277-5567, fax 515-294-9496

F.E.E.L. Field Extension Education Laboratory. A program run by ISU Extension which provides training for agribusiness personnel and others on a variety of agronomic topics.
Contact: Warren Pierson; 515-509-8308,

Beginning Farmer Program. This program provides information to assist beginning and retiring farmers. It includes the Farm-on program, which connects beginning farmers with retiring farmers.
1-877-BFC-1999, 877-232-1999,, fax 515-252-7828

Small Farm Program

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG). Provides a comprehensive clearinghouse on manure management resources and educational programs.
Contact: Angela Rieck-Hinz
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
209 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011-1050
515-294-3711, fax 515-292-9696

Practical Farmers of Iowa.
600 Fifth St., Suite 100
Ames, IA 50010
515-232-5661, fax 515-232-5649,

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. ISU Extension is responsible for implementing the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provisions of the 1996 Farm Bill in Iowa.
Contact: Linda Naeve

Value Added Agriculture. Provides training and support for farmers and farm groups developing organic markets. Assistance in developing marketing and feasibility plans, and strategic planning is provided.
1111 NSRIC, Ames, IA 50011-3310
515-294-9483, fax 515-294-9496,