Upcoming Events


February 20-21Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course
Principles of soils, soil fertility, and nutrient management are reviewed in this 2-day course. Registration includes a reference binder and class notes. Class size is limited to 40 and pre-registration is required to attend.

March 21: Iowa Water Conference
The Iowa Water Conference is the largest outreach and collaboration effort of the Iowa Water Center and is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss relevant water issues across Iowa.

March 24: Field Crop Scout School
Field Crop Scout School prepares individuals with little or no previous crop scouting experience, providing a foundation of basic skills for corn and soybean crop scouting in the Midwest.


Agronomy in the Field For Women

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Agronomy in the Field for Women will be held this spring across Iowa. The program is in its third year bringing together women landowners, farmers and ag retailers to learn about Iowa crop production. The goals of this series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant. Read the statewide news release for this program.

Central Iowa: Meetings in central Iowa, hosted by Rieck-Hinz, will meet biweekly on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Boone, Iowa this spring and summer. Contact Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-231-2830 or amrieck@iastate.edu for more information.

West Central Iowa: Meetings in west central Iowa, hosted by Mike Witt, will meet approximately biweekly in Guthrie County this spring and summer. Contact Mike Witt at 641-430-2600 or witt@iastate.edu for more information.

East Central Iowa: Meetings in east central Iowa, hosted by Meaghan Anderson, will meet approximately biweekly on farms in Iowa and Benton Counties in conjunction with the Price Creek Watershed Project. Contact Meaghan Anderson at 319-337-2145 or mjanders@iastate.edu for more information. 

Southeast Iowa: Meetings in southeast Iowa, hosted by Meaghan Anderson and Rebecca Vittetoe, will meet monthly at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville, Iowa. Contact either Meaghan Anderson at 319-337-2145 or mjanders@iastate.edu, or Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for more information.

South Central Iowa: Meetings in south central Iowa, hosted by Rebecca Vittetoe, will meet monthly at the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton, Iowa. Contact Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for more information.