Agriculture is the science of cultivating soil, growing plants and crops, and raising livestock.

Agriculture in Iowa

Agriculture in Iowa can be related to crops and animals or fruits and vegetables. Iowa farmers play an important role in feeding the world. While agriculture has been a part of life in Iowa for a long time, it has changed a lot over the years. 


How has technology caused farming to change over time?

Explore Agriculture

Rows of plants growing in a field

Growing Plants

Just like people, plants inherit traits from plants that came before them.
Person holding soil in their hand and illustration of planting a tree

Caring for the Land

Protecting the soil keeps us from losing it over time.
Cattle on a farm peer into the lens of the camera

Raising Farm Animals

Animals provide humans with food products.
Robotic devices water plants in a greenhouse

Agriculture Technology

The way that farmers work has changed with new technology.