Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.

2024 series schedule

map of Iowa with 12 Crop Advantage locations and dates
Date Location
January 3 Sheldon, IA
January 4 Storm Lake, IA
January 5 Mason City, IA
January 10 Ankeny, IA
January 11 Burlington, IA
January 16 Cedar Falls, IA
January 18 Atlantic, IA
January 19 Davenport, IA
January 23 Okoboji, IA
January 24 Templeton, IA NEW location
January 25 Coralville, IA
January 30 Le Mars, IA

Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course

Important change for 2024

Private applicator training is not included in Crop Advantage meeting registration. A separate $30 fee will be collected at the meeting for applicators completing the continuing instruction course.

Each Crop Advantage meeting is an approved continuing instruction course for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting (including at least one pest management topic) to receive credit.

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) 294-9487, or contact your local Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.

Crop Advantage is supported, in part, by an Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program mini-grant. For more information on Iowa SARE, visit