Farmland Facts

Farmland is an essential part of Iowa State University's agricultural programs. Land is a vital resource used by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to fulfill its land-grant mission of research, extension and teaching including scholarships for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

ISU Farmland Facts [PDF]


A newly developed map shows where the research farms are located, provides ownership information and contact information for accessing the farms. It’s intended for use by ISU researchers and educators to learn more about the farms and how they could be used in instruction and research. An NREM student in spring 2020 visited each farm and mapped each conservation practice and natural areas to further aid interpretation. Work was done only in Boone and Story counties as proof of concept and more counties will be added as time and funding allows.