Bioscience

Crop Genetics

#1 Most Plant and Soil Scientists

Iowa has been at the center of crop genetics since before George Washington Carver studied at Iowa State University. It’s why the world’s largest seed companies do advanced research and development in Iowa—right near their customers. In fact, more plant and soil scientists work in Iowa than any other state. 

#1

most plant and soil scientists of any state

BLS, 2015
#1

producer of corn and soybeans

USDA, 2016
38%

higher concentration of biological technicians in Iowa than national statewide average

BLS, 2015
#1

THE NATION'S MOST PLANT AND SOIL SCIENTISTS

BLS, 2015
#1
California #2
North Carolina #3
Illinois #7
Missouri #12

The state of Iowa supports R&D

Iowa is one of just a few states to offer a refundable R&D tax credit at 6.5%.

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