Superintendent Named for Iowa State University Research Farms in Southwest Iowa

July 7th, 2016

AMES, Iowa — The research farms Iowa State University operates in southwest Iowa have a new leader.

Dallas Maxwell has been named superintendent of the Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon research and demonstration farms located near Lewis and Greenfield, respectively. The farms are owned by the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development, a multi-county association of farmers and agricultural businesses, which leases the farms to Iowa State.

Maxwell has served as interim superintendent since October when Bernie Havlovic, the original superintendent, retired. He also has worked with the beef cattle activities at the farms since 1998. Maxwell is an Iowa State alumnus, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1977.

The Neely-Kinyon farm is managed as a satellite of the Armstrong farm, which is the location of the Wallace Learning Center.

Research at the farms focuses on corn/soybeans, beef cattle, soil management and a variety of other agricultural topics. The farm’s staff includes Randy Breach, Dan Schaben and Jim Rogers who, along with Maxwell, support 75 research projects including on-farm trials and hosts more than 2,000 visitors a year.


Mark Honeyman, Research and Demonstration Farms, 515-294-5045,
Dallas Maxwell, Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm, 712-769-2402,
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, 515-294-2314,