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.

Get ready for Crop Advantage Series 2019!

Program development is underway. Registration for the 2019 meetings will open November 2018.

2019 Series Schedule

Date Location
January 3 Sheldon, IA
January 4 Burlington, IA
January 8 Storm Lake, IA
January 9 Ames, IA
January 10 Moravia, IA (Honey Creek)
January 11 Mason City, IA
January 15 Okoboji, IA
January 16 Fort Dodge, IA
January 17 Waterloo, IA
January 18 Davenport, IA
January 22 Le Mars, IA
January 24 Atlantic, IA
January 29 Iowa City, IA
January 30 Denison, IA

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.