Providing hands-on diagnostic training for crop production and protection professionals since 1987.

The Field Extension Education Laboratory, or FEEL, is a 23-acre teaching and demonstration facility dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals. This facility is used for demonstration projects used in a variety of programs held throughout the summer months. In these plots we can show a wide range of management problems, solutions, and diagnostic challenges. Modern, air-conditioned classroom facilities complement the in-field sessions, all of which are within walking distance.

Program features

Each of the instructors at FEEL is a subject-matter specialist familiar with crops, soils, or pest problems throughout Iowa. Small classes offer each participant ample opportunity for discussion with instructors. Participants sharpen troubleshooting skills and evaluate management strategies through direct experience with actual crop problems. FEEL will help you become technically strong in all areas of crop production and protection - not just in your specialty.

2015 Educational Programs

Programs currently scheduled are listed below. Class schedules are subject to change.

  • Crop Scouting Basics Workshop - May 18, 2015
  • Crop Management Clinic - July 14-15, 2015
  • Late Season Crop Clinic - August 2015

Contact us

For more information about FEEL programs please contact Warren Pierson at wpierson@iastate.edu or (515) 509-8308.