AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.
Tuttle joined the farm in 2015 as an agricultural specialist, and had been interim superintendent since March before being named superintendent in September. He will continue to manage the farm and is the primary contact for research projects and the farm.
Tuttle is a Cherokee resident. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and physical education in 1978 from Westmar College and worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred Inc. as a production leader supervisor and packaging foreman before joining the research farm.
Research at the farm includes corn and soybean production, water quality and other agricultural topics. The research results are reported annually and are available online at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/
The farm is owned by the Northwest Iowa Experimental Association, which purchased the original tracts in 1954. The association leases the research farm to the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station to operate.