Crop Advantage Series January 2020 (with field agronomist Meaghan Anderson)

In this video field agronomist Meaghan Anderson (Iowa State University) discusses the upcoming Crop Advantage Series with local farmer Erik Wibholm from Stratford, Iowa.

Crop Advantage Series January 2020 (with entomologist Erin Hodgson) In this video entomologist Erin Hodgson (Iowa State University) discusses the upcoming Crop Advantage Series.

Crop Advantage Series January 2020


Registration for the 2020 AgOvation program will open on Jan 1. For more information, contact Maya Hayslett, Youth should contact their local county extension office if they are interested in participating. What is AgOvation? AgOvation is a research-based competition that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities.

CALS Graduate Student Field Day

The CALS Graduate Student Field Day, put on by graduate students enrolled in the Experiences in Plant Science Extension and Outreach course, was a collaborative effort to inform attendees about the impacts of Iowa's extreme weather on the 2019 field season. Plant foliar and root diseases, and insect pests were some of the main highlights, as well as the discussion of integrated management to improve practices and prevent these diseases and pests from taking hold in future years.

Southeast Iowa Ag Exploration Day

WASHINGTON, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach hosted an Ag Exploration Day for area high school students on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Southeast Research Farm near Crawfordsville. This was the first year for Ag Exploration day at the farm, and 130 area high school students from nine schools participated in the event.

Welcome to Class Agriculture Educators Podcast

Welcome to Class Agriculture Educators Podcast


Carli Erickson, Iowa State student, leads an educational Podcast program to further reach our agricultural educators and youth who are interested in learning more about the agriculture industry, specifically involving IPM practices.


Sporecaster - Predicting white mold in soybean

Sporecaster is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a fungicide application to control white mold in soybean. The app, which is free to use, was developed with support from the Wisconsin Soybean Association and Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board. It was programmed by personnel in the UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program. In this video Iowa State University Plant Pathology graduate student Andrew Penney discusses using the Sporecaster app.

Scouting Field Basics Workshop

Contact the Field Extension and Education Laboratory Coordinator at for questions about field lab programs. BOONE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Field Scouting Basics Workshop on May 16 at the Field Extension Education Lab, near Boone, Iowa.

Crops for Kids: How do crops grow?

Maya Hayslett discusses how plants grow in this Crops for Kids video.