Information to give your operation the Advantage.

Each year over 2,000 producers participate in a regional Crop Advantage meeting to hear updates on crop, pest and nutrient management, farm business topics, soil and water quality, and so much more.

Information and registration for the 2016 meeting series will be available starting in November.

Crop Advantage brings the latest crop production information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to a location near you each January. Each location includes key statewide topics as well as a program developed by ISU field agronomists specifically for your region.

2016 Series Schedule

Date Location
January 5 Sheldon
January 6 Okoboji
January 8 Burlington
January 12 Storm Lake
January 13 Ames
January 14 Honey Creek (Moravia)
January 15 Mason City
January 19 Atlantic
January 20 Fort Dodge
January 21 Waterloo
January 22 Iowa City
January 26 Le Mars
January 28 Carroll

Each day across Iowa, Extension field specialists like Paul Kassel, field agronomist (left) and Beth Doran, field beef specialist (right) are in the field meeting with farmers, listening to concerns and answering questions.

Iowa private pesticide applicator? We have you covered. Attendance at a Crop Advantage meeting qualifies for continuing education for recertification and is included in the registration fee.

Certified Crop Adviser? Each location is also approved for CCA continuing education credits. Check location programs for specific credit offerings. There is no additional charge to receive CCA credits.



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 2015 Crop Advantage proceedings was sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association.