Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) is the seed certifying agency for Iowa. ICIA is a non-profit organization composed of members working in agriculture and interested in crop improvement.
The seed industry's leading advocate for the research, development and movement of quality seed to meet the world's demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel.
The National Corn Growers Association increases opportunities for American Corn Growers
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 8,000 members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.
Corn Growth and Development is an updated and expanded publication and includes whole plant photography, detailed descriptions of vegetative and reproductive development, and dry matter and nutrient accumulation figures. Corn Growth and Development replaces the long-standing publication, How A Corn Plant Develops (SR 0048).
Photographs and movies of insects and the damage they cause. From Iowa State University Entomology.