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Wonderful job from the Ag Leadership class this past semester:

  • Over 1,200 hours of community service logged!
  • Over $4,000 raised for local charities such as Meals from the Heartland, Ronald McDonald, Wounded Warrior, Miracle League, Salvation Army, and local food pantries
  • 10 pounds of pop tabs collected for Ronald McDonald
  • Special thanks to DMACC Agribusiness instructor Andrea Rouse for her guidance in the class
Published: 12/11/2019 12:10 PM

​Students in the Ag Leadership class are experiencing good responses to the Ronald McDonald tab project.


Published: 12/10/2019 8:48 AM

Thanks to FarmersEdge for providing tours of the soil testing facilities to our Agronomy and Soil Science classes today.


Published: 11/27/2019 7:59 AM

Thanks to Big Show and Champion Seed for another successful Corn Cam season.

248 bushels was the high number for the Champion Seed corn on the test plot. Be sure and contact Redfield Feed and Supply for additional details on the plot and/or recommendations for next year's growing season.

corn cam plot

Published: 10/24/2019 9:32 AM

Students measuring and calculating post harvest loss behind the combine during agronomy lab.

Agronomy Lab

Published: 10/24/2019 9:28 AM

It was great having two Pearson scholars on the Corn Cam Harvest radio broadcast out at the farm!

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Published: 10/23/2019 10:07 AM

The Dallas County Board of Supervisors gave provisional approval last month to a plan by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Agribusiness Program to construct a five-acre wetland on county farmland rented by DMACC and used as a teaching farm.​

Read entire story at:

Published: 10/16/2019 11:02 AM
Thanks to Wyffels for sponsoring another successful FFA Field Day at the DMACC Dallas Co Farm.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Niag and DMACC President Rob Denson addressed the group of local FFA chapters during lunch.
Climate Fieldview gave a great interactive presentation utilizing technology in agriculture.
Wyffels discussed corn growth and development and demonstrated how to calculate corn yield. 
Published: 10/12/2019 8:37 AM

Students enjoying the beautiful fall weather while calculating final stand counts and soybean yield estimates during agronomy lab at Dallas Couny Farm.


Published: 9/27/2019 3:57 PM

The cover crop is emerging nicely over the corn  silage acres . Thank you to Iowa Cover Crop for sourcing and flying the rye.


Published: 9/27/2019 3:56 PM

Thanks to the following students that helped replace the broken tongue on a grain wagon ahead of harvest!


Published: 9/18/2019 9:45 AM
Rye cover crop will be seeded for winter growth. The corn silage bunker will be covered with corn syrup to seal the  pile.​


Pile has been sealed with syrup covering


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Published: 9/6/2019 7:21 AM

DMACC Agribusiness would like to thank John and Pam Van Ast for their generous donation to the DMACC Agribusiness program! Super nice tractor and a great piece of agricultural history! We also thank John and Pam for their many years of dedication serving DMACC. We wish you well in retirement!


Published: 8/30/2019 12:51 PM

Angel T. checking in from her conservation internship at Kupu in Hawaii this past summer! What an amazing opportunity!​


Published: 8/30/2019 9:17 AM

​President Denson, DMACC Agribusiness, selected to the top 5 at the Governor's Charity Steer Show at Iowa State Fair. A special thanks to the Forsyth family for doing a wonderful job raising the steer and James Oil company for purchasing the steer through the Ronald McDonald Charity auction.


Watch this video from the Governor's Charity Steer Show Facebook page on the Top 5 entries:

View full results:

Published: 8/11/2019 10:10 AM

​Mattie Tucker checks in from her summer internship at FCA.

Published: 8/9/2019 8:52 AM

DMACC students increase their crop scouting knowledge by touring the ISU Field Extension lab and  interact with lab coordinator Warren Pierson and ISU  Extension Field Agronomist, Meaghan Anderson.

Published: 7/10/2019 9:42 AM

Students in the Precision Ag summer class learn about the inner workings of the DMACC planter along with its added technologies such as 20/20, Clean Sweep,  Climate Fieldview and Auto steer.

Published: 7/10/2019 9:38 AM

The birdseye view from the corn cam today! Thanks to the Big Show for stopping by the farm today!

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Thanks to Growmark FS for bringing their applicator simulator to the summer crop scouting and precision ag classes. Students had fun and learned a lot about the operation of the big equipment.


Published: 6/17/2019 4:41 PM

Harvesting the rye cover crop. The bales will be wrapped and stored for cattle feed and soybeans will be no tilled into the rye stubble.

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FFA Convention

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​Eric Woolson, DMACC Agribusiness major, talking Ag and Clean Energy with Iowa Senators in DC. Here is a link to the article written by Eric.

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Published: 4/9/2019 11:58 AM


DMACC Agribusiness students pause for a picture at the National PAS Conference in Loveland, CO along with program chairs Tim Doud and Dwayne Faidley.

While in attendance, participants have been busy preparing for competitions in their respective fields of study, networking with businesses and industry professionals from around the US in attendance,  networking with fellow students from around the country, and attending industry tours within the area.  DMACC Students in attendance earned the trip to Loveland by qualifying at their state PAS competition within their respective fields. 

For more information:

Published: 3/19/2019 12:22 PM


DMACC Agribusiness students enjoy their time interacting with industry leaders at the Ag Leaders Dinner hosted by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig at the FFA Enrichment Center. Also in attendance was Governor Kim Reynolds. 

Published: 3/13/2019 2:06 PM

Agribusiness students braved the snow and cold weather last week to attend Pork Congress in Des Moines to catch the latest in technological advances and network with industry professionals.


Published: 1/28/2019 12:37 PM

but agribusiness students volunteering and ringing bells for all to hear. 

Students in the leadership class volunteer and raise money for many causes this semester such as Ronald McDonald House, Paws and Effect , and Puppy Jake Foundation

picture of 4 students ringing salvation army bell picture of 2 students ringing salvation army bell

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