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Upcoming Events                                                                                                                     

August
August 16 - Crop Disease Clinic
August 17 - SCN and Soybean Aphid Resistance Management Workshop

Video Recaps
Field Scouting Basics Workshop
2017 Crop Scouting Competition Highlights, Results

Field Extension Education Laboratory Aerial View
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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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