Signature Programs



The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) is a national virtual resource center for value-added agricultural groups. The purpose and mission of the AgMRC is to provide producers, processors and service providers with critical information to build successful value-added agricultural enterprises. 

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program in Small Farm Sustainability exists to open the door to relationships and resources relevant to the pursuit of sustainability for Iowa’s smaller-scale, entrepreneurial farm enterprises. By sharing science-based information, providing program leadership, and facilitating collaboration, we will promote planning and profit potential in specialty ag ventures that tend to increase stewardship, diversity, and resilience on the Iowa farmscape.


Visit Iowa Farms logoThe Value Added Ag Program established the Iowa Agritourism Working Group for state agencies to work cooperatively in educating Iowans on agritourism and providing resources to agritourism produces.



The SARE grants and education program works to advance agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.