Agriculture Experiment Station  

Funds are requested to support the on-going efforts of the Agriculture Experiment Station. Agricultural science and technology help prepare Iowa’s animal and crop systems for the future and ensure progress in environmental stewardship. Science-based knowledge is essential to continue agriculture’s significant contributions to the state economy and job creation. Science is also the key to more sustainably produce food, energy and everyday materials; protect plant, animal and human health; and care for the environment.

State funding for the Agriculture Experiment Station leverages success in competitive funding; over the past eight years, ISU agricultural researchers have brought in more than $400 million in external funding. State funding for the Agriculture Experiment Station helps to address critical statewide issues, including improved soil conservation and water quality technologies; managing insect and weed resistance threatening Iowa crops; alleviating seasonal environmental impacts on livestock; protecting animal, human, and environmental health from antibiotics resistance; and preserving monarch butterfly habitat.

Learn more about the Agriculture Experiment Station.