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Research Farms Field Days and Meetings

SE Field DayField days give farmers and the public a chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. But they also provide the opportunity to view the latest in modern agriculture. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Topics of field days in the summer typically cover corn and soybean production, including insect and weed management, soil fertility, tillage systems, water quality, planting dates, crop population, manure management and value-added crops.


2022 Research Farm Field Days and Meetings

Farm Location Date Topics Link
ISU Dairy & Compost Facility Ames June 14 Dairy Manure Management System Manure Field Day
Northern Research Farm Kanawha June 16 Tar Spot,              Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Spring Field Day
Northeast Research Farm Nashua June 22 Plant Protection,    Soil Fertility,                Weather Trends Spring Field Day
Northern Research Farm Kanawha June 23 Herbicide Resistance Management Herbicide Field Day
Armstrong Research Farm Lewis June 29

Corn Rootworm,    Soil Health

ISU Corn Rootworm Field Day
Southeast Research Farm Crawfordsville July 7

Corn Rootworm, Soybean diseases, Cover crop seeding, Ag lime vs Pell lime

Agron Workshop/CCA Training & Summer Field Day
Northern Research Farm Kanawha July 12 Corn Rootworm ISU Corn Rootworm Field Day
Northwest Research Farm Sutherland July 13 Corn Rootworm,      Tar Spot ISU Corn Rootworm Field Day
Northeast Research Farm Nashua July 19 Corn Rootworm ISU Corn Rootworm Field Day
Horticulture Research Station Ames July 27 Viticulture  
McNay Research Farm Chariton Aug 4 Corn Rootworm ISU Corn Rootworm Field Day
Northeast Research Farm Nashua Aug 24 TBD  
Northern Research Farm Kanawha Sept 8 TBD  
Southeast Research Farm Crawfordsville Sept 8 TBD  
Horticulture Research Station Ames Sept 14 Turfgrass  


*Indicates livestock farm, see visitor policies below.

The public is welcome to attend these field days, which take place rain or shine. There is no charge, unless noted.

Field days consist of tours of research and demonstration plots. Topics vary for each farm depending on local interest and conditions, but the early summer field days usually deal with corn and soybean production.

Many of the farms plant and maintain vegetable and flower gardens with help from the Department of Horticulture to provide gardening ideas and display new varieties available in Iowa.

Directions and contact information for each of the farms can be found here.

Livestock Farm Visitor Policies
Visitors are asked to follow these policies when attending a field day at a farm with livestock, marked with an asterisk.

  • There is a five-day waiting period prior to visiting Iowa State University livestock farms if you have traveled outside the United States.
  • If you have visited another livestock farm, you are asked to change clothing and footwear.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring food to the research farms.

If you have any questions, please call the Research and Demonstration Farms office at (515) 294-5045