What is the Midwest Plan Service?

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MidWest Plan Service (MWPS), is a university-based publishing cooperative dedicated to disseminating research-based, peer-reviewed, and un-biased publications that support the outreach missions of the 12 North Central Region land-grant universities plus the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Publication areas include:

  • Construction on the farm
  • Crop production
  • Farm business
  • Fruit & vegetable production
  • Grain handling and storage
  • Country and rural living
  • Livestock operations
  • Manure management for livestock
  • Ventilation for livestock housing and
  • Water and septic systems.

Authors of MWPS publications identify new issues, concepts, and technologies, then translate them into practical educational materials used by a variety of individuals, including educators (secondary, collegiate, continuing, and professional education), agricultural producers, agribusiness professionals, homeowners, landowners, conservationists, and municipal planners. MWPS provides the cost-and-time-effective mechanism for publishing and distributing these materials.

Access these resources at https://www-mwps.sws.iastate.edu/.

Date of Publication: 
April, 2015