Field Extension Education Laboratory

About the Facility

The Field Extension Education Laboratory, located in Boone, Iowa, is a 23-acre teaching and demonstration facility dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals. This facility has demonstrations used in a variety of programs held throughout the summer months. In these plots, we can show a wide range of management problems, solutions, and diagnostic challenges. It has air-conditioned classroom facilities that complement the in-field sessions, all of which are within walking distance. The field lab has provided hands-on diagnostic training for crop production and protection professionals since 1987.

Instructors and Classes

Each of the instructors at the field lab is a subject-matter specialist familiar with crops, soils, or pest problems throughout Iowa. Small classes offer each participant ample opportunity for discussion with instructors. Participants sharpen troubleshooting skills and evaluate management strategies through direct experience with actual crop problems.


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Hosting a Program at the Field Lab

Agribusinesses and industry can rent the Field Extension Education Laboratory for the following:

  • Professional Development
  • Clinics
  • Demonstrations
  • Training

For more information about field lab programs, contact Field Extension and Education Laboratory Coordinator Warren Pierson at or (515) 509-8308.



Directions and Lodging

All classes are held at the Field Extension Education Laboratory, approximately 5 miles west of Ames, at 1928 240th St. in Boone, Iowa.

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