The Land Stewardship Leadership Academy is a professional development program for early to mid-career professionals who work with private landowners to implement water quality and wildlife conservation practices on agricultural land. The program seeks to expand competencies in agriculture in Iowa, public trust responsibilities and natural resource stewardship, and the science of compelling behavior change. The goal of the program is to help participants build cooperative, trusting, and empathetic relationships with farmers that ultimately compel conservation adoption that addresses societally critical outcomes related to environmental stewardship while balancing farm profitability and resiliency.

During the course, learners work through a series of online lessons and participate in group discussions, in-person networking events, and guided field trips to help them better understand the complex landscape in which land stewardship plays out in privately owned farmlands. 

This program enrolls an annual limited capacity cohort. To learn more about how to apply visit the Land Stewardship Leadership Academy web page

This online curriculum offers information and tools to enhance the safety and health of a an farm operation that allows visitors on their property. Participation in this program will lead to new skills and techniques to implement practical management solutions on your farm. Upon successfully completing all training modules, activities, quizzes, and evaluations participants will receive a certificate of completion. This course is available by registering at the ISU Extension & Outreach Store

Welcome to the 2020 Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for Iowa private and commercial fumigators. Completing this course will recertify you in Category 7C, Fumigation and Category 10, Demonstration and Research. If you are a private applicator, this course fulfills part of the requirements to retain your fumigation status to your private applicator certification.  Enrollment in this course is through the ISU Extension Store. 

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) certification was established as a program of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) in 1992, with the first certifications awarded in 1993. The CCA program was established to provide a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals in the United States and Canada.

The CCA program is voluntary, providing a base level of standards through testing and raising that standard through continuing education.

Financial Decision Making teaches you how to develop accurate and useful financial statements for your farm business. Learn how to understand principles of leverage, cash management, and asset investment. Completion of the Financial Decision Making course satisfies Iowa Farm Service Agency mandatory borrower education requirements.

Interested in getting started with poultry? This course walks you through how to select, order your chickens, care for and protect your flock.

Livestock Price and Market Risk Management course focusing on futures, options, insurance products to manage price risk and developing a marketing plan.

This course requires an enrollment key from your Iowa State University Extension Office.  Contact your local county office if you are interested in this course.