Crop Advantage Series

Delivering the research, knowledge and experience of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to decision-makers in the field.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa during January . Each year the Crop Advantage Series provides the latest research information on crop production.

Registration for the 2017 Crop Advantage Series is now OPEN. Select a location from the list below or click on the map to view program details, begin registration, or print a brochure to register by mail.

2017 Series Schedule

Date Location
January 4 Sheldon, IA
January 5 Okoboji, IA
January 6 Burlington, IA
January 10 Storm Lake, IA
January 11 Ames, IA
January 12 Moravia, IA
January 13 Mason City, IA
January 17 Atlantic, IA
January 18 Fort Dodge, IA
January 19 Waterloo, IA
January 24 Le Mars, IA
January 25 Iowa City, IA
January 26 Denison, IA - new location for 2017!
January 27 Davenport, IA - new location for 2017!

Following the 2015 Crop Advantage Series, 78% of survey respondents said the information they received could increase profits $5 or more per acre on their farm.

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Each Crop Advantage meeting is approved for recertification for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting (including at least one pest management topic) to receive recertification credit. The recertification fee for private pesticide applicators is included in meeting registration. Note: Commercial applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 is offered for an additional fee at the Moravia location only.

Continuing Education for Certified Crop Advisers

All locations are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). Credits awarded will depend on workshop sessions attended during the program. Program listings use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, NM-nutrient management, SW-soil and water. All topics are 1.0 credit.


Please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429, or contact your local Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.

Supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
SARE’s mission is to advance – to the whole of American agriculture – innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. To learn more about SARE programs in the North Central region visit

Partially funded by the soybean checkoff. The Iowa Soybean Association is proud to partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in providing valuable crop production information that benefits Iowa producers. Printing of the 2017 Crop Advantage proceedings was supported by the Iowa Soybean Association.