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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Physiological, Microbiological, and Nutritional Mechanisms to Maintain Animal Productivity in the Absence of Antibiotics
(In-House Appropriated)
Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC) Agreement - Iowa State University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the Iowa State University Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Managing Nutrient, Carbon, and Water Fluxes to Provide Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Know Your Carbon Landscape: Data for Consistent Monitoring of Soil Carbon Monitoring
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Improved Management of Nutrients, Water, Agrochemicals, and Energy to Enhance Agriculture System Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Nutrient, Carbon, and Water Fluxes to Provide Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing Carbon Management for Enhancing Soil and Crop Performances
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessing the Effects of Conservation Practices on Crop Yield, Water Quality, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. Corn Belt
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Getting to the ROOT of the Corn Yield Drag Following Cover Crops: A Cereal Rye Residue Manipulation Experiment
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Know Your Carbon Landscape: Data for Consistent Monitoring of Soil Carbon Monitoring
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Commercial Farm-field Network to Quantify Emissions and Carbon Storage from Agricultural Bio-energy Feedstock Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Swine Carcass Staging Risk Mitigations Study
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Biogeochemical Consequences of Updating an Aging Agricultural Infrastructure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Scale Assessment of Factors Controlling Corn and Soybean Production Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping Subsoil Fragipan Breakdown by Ryegrass Cover Cropping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Managing Nutrient, Carbon, and Water Fluxes to Provide Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Ames, Iowa
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Watershed-scale Phosphorus Inputs from Streambanks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Getting to the ROOT of the Corn Yield Drag Following Cover Crops: A Cereal Rye Residue Manipulation Experiment
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Know Your Carbon Landscape: Data for Consistent Monitoring of Soil Carbon Monitoring
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)