Welcome! Situated on 450 acres of land, our farms, conveniently located a couple miles south of campus, provide an experiential learning adventure like no other! Students have the opportunity to work at the farms to assist with college expenses and to gain the invaluable experience of farm management. Cutting-edge research is being performed daily and students have the possibility to participate and acquire skills not gained in a classroom.

We take great pride in 41,000 sq ft animal arena and event center - The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. While not a farm, this is a place where livestock competitions from around the nation take place. It also houses several classrooms and conference rooms for student and public use and acts as an ISU and community event center.

As part of Iowa State University, the farms are intended to be an educational resource for students and the community. In order to ensure the safety of visitors, farm staff, and animals, tours of the farms are available through prior appointment only. We require tours to be scheduled 1 week in advance. For more information on visiting our farms and scheduling a tour, please check out this page:

We encourage you to learn more about our farms at the links below!

2020 National Thanksgiving Turkeys at Iowa State