Field Extension Education Laboratory

Upcoming Events                                                                                                                                                    

May
May 16 – Field Scouting Basics Workshop

July
July 12 – Field Diagnostic Clinic
July 13 - Mid-Season Crop Management Clinic
July 31 – Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth (Registration deadline July 1, 2017)

August
August 3 – Managing Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Plantings
August 16 – Extension Disease Clinic
August 17 – Extension Insect/SCN clinic
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About the Facility 

Since 1987, the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa has been dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals. During summer, the facility is used by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a teaching and demonstration facility, using the facility's demonstration plots to show a wide range of management problems, solutions, and diagnostic challenges. It has air-conditioned classrooms that complement the plot tours, all of which are within walking distance. Facility amenities include air-conditioned classrooms, Wi-Fi, parking, and field plots within walking distance of the main building.

Each of the instructors at the field lab is a subject-matter specialist familiar with crops, soils, or pest issues throughout Iowa. The Field Extension Education Laboratory provides participants the opportunity to sharpen scouting and diagnostic skills with hands-on learning and evaluate management strategies with one-on-one discussions with instructors. Agribusinesses and industry can also rent the Field Extension Education Laboratory for company functions such as professional development and training. See below for more information.

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

Contact us

Please contact Field Extension and Education Laboratory Coordinator Warren Pierson at wpierson@iastate.edu or (515) 509-8308 for questions about field lab programs.                  

                                                                                       


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

If you're a company interested in renting the field lab for one of the mentioned occasions, contact Field Extension and Education Laboratory Coordinator Warren Pierson at wpierson@iastate.edu 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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