It’s no secret that Iowa leads in agricultural production. Fertile soils, progressive farmers and a rich heritage of extension and pioneering agricultural entrepreneurs have built a strong foundation for the state’s leadership that goes well beyond the farmgate.

The world innovates here

Agriculture drives Iowa’s economy from the largest city to the smallest rural communities. Nearly 800,000 Iowans work in an agriculture-related job in a diverse set of industries and roles.

All sectors of Iowa agriculture are focused on increasing production in a sustainable way to meet the demands of a growing world population while protecting the natural resources for the next generation. 

Learn more about Iowa’s leadership and opportunities in key agricultural industries.