Agronomy Hosts FFA Career Development Event

ISU Agronomy faculty and staff hosted the 2024 Iowa FFA Agronomy Career Development Event at Iowa State University on June 6, which included 101 students...

Congratulations Spring 2024 Graduates!

Four PhDs, 13 Masters and 44 Bachelors students graduated from the Department of Agronomy this spring. We wish them well and much success! In photo...

Graduating Senior Dedicated to Research, Serving Country

Resilient, dedicated, persistent and friendly are all words that can be used to describe Khadija Mbacke. A graduating senior in agronomy and horticulture, Mbacke was...

Iowa State Hosts National Soil Judging Competition

Iowa State University, Region V, hosted the National Soil Judging Competition April 21-26 at the Horticulture Research Station north of Ames. About 260 students and...

Crops Team Competes in Idaho

The Crops Team spent last week in Twin Falls, Idaho for the NACTA Judging Conference. We all learned a lot more about potatoes and sugar...

Agronomy Student Experiences the Biodiversity of Chile

Gabriel Ponce, a junior in agronomy, spent his spring break in Chile with the Natural Resources and Ecology Management Department (NREM) learning many aspects related...

Spring Break in Spain Showcases a Variety of Farming Operations

Dr. Marshall McDaniel, agronomy, accompanied a group of 17 CALS students on a spring break travel course to Spain, which included agronomy students Allison Smith,...

Agronomy End of Year Awards and Recognition Ceremony

The Agronomy Year-End Celebration was held April 2nd to celebrate our outstanding undergraduate students, clubs and teams. The Soils Judging Team, Crops Team, Soil &...

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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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