The focus of the Crop Management Clinic is getting out of the classroom and into the field, giving agribusiness professionals and crop producers the opportunity to learn about the latest research and crop management practices.

This next-level clinic focuses on the 'how and why' along with current research. Extension specialists and ISU researchers will be discussing the impacts of common crop problems, how to avoid them, and what steps you can take to improve productivity. In addition, faculty and staff will be highlighting current research taking place throughout the state and how their findings can impact crop management.

Clinic topics cover four primary areas: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, and soil and water management. Small group sizes encourage discussion and interaction with Extension instructors, and practical exercises in field situations.

Continuing education

This clinic qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits for Iowa Certified Crop Advisers, subject to board approval, in the following categories: 2.0 nutrient management, 5.0 pest management, 2.5 soil and water management, 3.0 crop management.

Clinic schedule

The class will be divided into smaller teams that will rotate through the clinic topics. For a full listing of clinic topics and instructors visit the Topics page.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 am Registration and check-in
8:55 am Welcome and opening comments
9:00 am Morning sessions begin
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm Afternoon sessions begin
4:30 pm Adjourn for the day
Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:30 am Classroom opens, morning refreshments
8:00 am Morning sessions begin
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm Afternoon sessions begin
3:40 pm Clinic adjourns




July 10-11, 2019

Registration check-in 8:30 AM. Program begins at 9:00 AM. The clinic concludes at 3:40 PM on July 11.

Registration deadline is midnight, July 3, 2019.


Field Extension Education Laboratory
1928 240th St
Boone, IA 50036

Printable map and directions.


Overnight accomodations are the responsibility of the attendee and not included with registration. A listing of Ames and area facilities is available on the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


Warren Pierson

Warren Pierson
coordinator, Field Extension Education Laboratory
(515) 509-8308

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or

What is FEEL?

Since 1987, the Field Extension Education Laboratory, or FEEL, near Boone, Iowa has been dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals. During summer, the facility is used by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a teaching and demonstration facility, using the facility's demonstration plots to show a wide range of management problems, solutions, and diagnostic challenges. It has air-conditioned classrooms that complement the plot tours, all of which are within walking distance. Facility amenities include air-conditioned classrooms, Wi-Fi, parking, and field plots within walking distance of the classroom building.