ISU Crops Team Brings Home National Collegiate Crops Contests Awards

The Iowa State Crops Team participated in the National Collegiate Crops contests the week before Thanksgiving and returned with a number of awards. Team competitors...

Student organization contributes 2 tons of produce to SHOP

How does one measure the impact of 2 tons of fruits and vegetables? Through the hands-on experience Iowa State University students gain during the planting,...

ISU researchers hunt for hard-to-spot genetic links to improve crop and livestock breeding

When a hurricane-like derecho knocked down corn plants across Iowa in August 2020, it was devastating for farmers. But it also presented a natural experiment...

Iowa State Leaders Champion Women’s Leadership in Ag and AI Technologies

Artificial intelligence is the focus of many conversations as society tries to understand its uses and implications. Arti Singh is internationally recognized for her work...

FFAR Features the Research of Drs. Lübberstedt and Aboobucker

A “Breakthrough” story and video interview on research conducted by Drs. Thomas Lübberstedt and Siddique Aboobucker and graduate student Liming Zhou is featured on the...

Senior Embraces Agronomy Studies Through a Variety of Experiences

Courtney Harle, a senior double majoring in agronomy and international agriculture from Kanawha, Iowa, has taken advantage of many opportunities during her time at Iowa...

ISU Agronomy Soil Judging Team Competes in Region V Soil Judging Contest

Congratulations to the ISU Agronomy Soil Judging team on their success at the Region V Soil Judging Contest hosted by South Dakota State University and...

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About the Department Agronomy is focused on new and improved ways of agriculture. New methods of conservation. Improved soil health. New approaches to bioenergy. Improved water quality. Advanced genetic traits. The end goal is producing food, fuel and fiber in a more efficient and economical way for the benefit of people and the environment around the world.

We are applying science to advance crop production systems while protecting and improving air, soil and water quality.

Our Mission Seek and promote ways to manage and protect the resources that generate the world’s agricultural productivity and wealth. Assist people whose goals are to increase agricultural productivity, farm profitability and environmental quality in Iowa and around the world.

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