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Thanks to DMACC Agribusiness alum Zach Smith for baling the rye cover at DMACC Dallas County Farm.


Published: 6/5/2020 2:30 PM

One of two Charolais bulls turned out to the DMACC cowherd. Thanks to Wilkerson Farms for parting with such quality livestock!


Published: 6/5/2020 2:27 PM

We had hoped to use these animals for swine class held in the summer, but nonetheless they will be grown up and fed into our meat market. 


Published: 6/5/2020 2:24 PM

Cutting the rye cover crop at DMACC Dallas County Farm. We will no till soybeans into the rye stubble. This practice has proven weed control benefits to our soybean cash crop along with producing great cattle forage and added soil benefits! 


Published: 6/5/2020 2:22 PM

​Payton M moving cattle off corn stalks at her Macke Farms internship in North Central IA





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​Dominic F sorting and delivering feed from his internship at Cogdill Farm Supply in western IA


Published: 5/11/2020 3:25 PM

​Mariah G sorting seed and getting ready to plant research plots from her internship  at KMR near Carroll, IA


Published: 5/11/2020 3:22 PM

​Travis S. treating seed from his internship at Farmers Coop  in western IA


Published: 5/11/2020 3:18 PM


A project was recently wrapped up at the Dallas County Human Services Campus, giving Des Moines Area Community College a new facility to use in their agriculture education program.

The old bus barn at the campus, located north of Adel, was repurposed into two classrooms and a lab space. The idea came from DMACC professors and County officials, who sought to put the long dormant barn to good use. The project was then designed by architecture firm the Farnsworth Group, and Joe Cover’s Construction was selected to execute the remodel, which cost around $95,000. The contractor ran into a few bumps along the way, including a family of raccoons that made a home in the facility over the winter, but they were able to finish earlier this month.

Dallas County Operations Director Rob Tietz told the Board of Supervisors that he had visited the site to see the finished product, and said he was very impressed. At their most recent meeting, the Board approved the final payments to Cover, including the release of retainage and certificate of completion. DMACC will start using the classrooms next school year.

Published: 4/20/2020 2:44 PM

​From the DMACC Dallas County Farm: Beautiful rye cover crop on the acres scheduled to soybeans! Added soil health benefits along with some natural weed control.



Published: 4/17/2020 9:02 AM

Thank you to Heartland Coop and Tanner Rowe for the fertilizer application. Corn plant 2020 is just around the corner!


Published: 4/1/2020 9:39 AM

​Calving season is well underway at the DMACC Farm!


Published: 4/1/2020 9:34 AM

Special thanks to DMACC Criminal Justice for letting us steal instructor/chair Jessica Cole for the afternoon. Agribusiness students took the Real Colors assessment in which they learned more their own personalities and how to interact with those of different and even similar personalities.


Published: 3/12/2020 10:38 AM


The DMACC Agribusiness and FFA Enrichment Center hosts a pesticide applicators test for its students which was also open to the public!​

Published: 3/11/2020 3:29 PM


MD Isley, VP of Academic Affairs at DMACC (left), and Dr. Tom Paulsen, Associate Professor and Chair of Applied Agricultural and Food Studies at Morningside College, shake hands after signing a new pathway agreement that will allow DMACC students to seamlessly complete a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education or a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied agricultural and food studies at Morningside College in Sioux City. The signing took place on March 4th at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.

The partnership between Morningside College and DMACC is part of the Morningside College Pathways (MCP) Program. In this program, students can earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at DMACC and transfer up to 70 academic credits to Morningside College. In an effort to ensure a smooth transition, generous scholarship opportunities are available for transferring students, and full-time MCP students will receive a $2,000 annual program grant when they enroll at Morningside.

“We are thrilled to work with our colleagues at DMACC to create new opportunities for students to continue their education at Morningside College,” said Dr. Tom Paulsen, Associate Professor and Chair of Applied Agricultural and Food Studies at Morningside. “The demand for agricultural education is stronger than ever, and we’re fortunate to have great community partners in Siouxland and beyond that can provide our students with comprehensive and valuable hands-on learning experiences.”

DMACC students interested in the Morningside College Pathways program can apply as early as the end of their first semester, and it is recommended that students apply for admission no later than the end of their first year at DMACC.

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Published: 3/9/2020 9:50 AM

The new lab space and two classrooms will be ready in time for summer classes. ​​


Published: 2/17/2020 9:38 AM

Thanks to Mahon Trucking for hauling DMACC corn to Flint Hills this week!


Published: 2/11/2020 3:56 PM

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.​

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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


Published: 9/17/2019 10:01 AM


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:

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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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