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Soil, Water & Air Resources Research


 The mission of the Soil, Water, and Air Resources unit is to discover and apply knowledge of biophysical interactions within the soil-plant-atmosphere system to develop new and improved management practices that limit or reduce the impact of agricultural production systems on soil, water, and air resources.



Sauer, Tom; Supervisory Soil Scientist

(515) 294-3416

Supporting staff

Agroecosystems Management Research


The mission of the Agroecosystem Management Research unit is to develop sustainable integrated cropping systems and livestock management technologies and disseminate useful information and technologies to customers. 




Kerr, Brian; Supervisory Research Animal Scientist

(515) 294-0224

Supporting staff