Iowa State University Extension has 12 field specialists in crops who are trained agronomists. They are located off campus across the state to provide localized information and programming to the Iowa agricultural industry. The map shows the service area for each of these specialists, along with the office host town and phone number. These service areas were established, in part, for ISU administrative purposes, but they also attempt to cover areas with similar agricultural needs within Iowa. You may contact your field specialists through your county extension office or you may call their office directly. Note that the light gray lines show the nine crop reporting districts for reference. Most field specialists have service areas that reach into adjacent areas.
This article originally appeared on page 55 of the IC-490 (6) -- April 28, 2003 issue.