Fairfield, while growing as an information-age community, remains in the heart of the Iowa agriculture region.

Growing of crops and livestock, conservation of farmland, concern over soil erosion, and the growth of genetically engineered foods have been a major focus of Fairfielders.

Many agriculturally savvy Fairfield residents participate in organizations and political entities to voice their concerns to protect Iowa's farmland.


These pictures, taken by air, demonstrate the agricultural heritage that is important to Fairfield residents and Jefferson County.

Links of interest...
bulletUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
bulletNational Agricultural Statistics Service - providing meaningful, accurate, and objective statistical information and services for U.S. agricultural interests.
bulletNational Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) - mission is to support the American agriculture industry, while protecting consumers and the environment, through the development of sound public policy and programs.
bulletNational Rural Development Partnership - brings federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector players together to work in partnership on the issues facing rural America.
bulletRural Business-Cooperative Service - enhancing the quality of life for rural Americans by providing leadership in building competitive businesses that can prosper in the global marketplace.
bulletRural Utilities Service (RUS) (2)
bulletUSDA Rural Development - offers financial and technical assistance programs to improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America.
bulletWomen in Agriculture - ongoing communication as follow-up to the International Conferences for Women in Agriculture.
bulletIowa Cattlemen's Association - representing over 12,000 Iowa beef producers.
bulletIowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association - for agricultural, farm, outdoor power, and industrial equipment dealers.
bulletIowa Soybean Association
bulletIowa Division of Forestry


bulletIowa State Horticultural Society - consists of affiliated organizations that represent and promote specific sectors of horticulture. Includes a list of upcoming activities.


bulletSilos and Smokestacks - non-profit partnership dedicated to preserving Iowa's contributions to world agriculture through creating America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership, a National Heritage Area of sites, activities, and events in northeast Iowa.


bulletIowa Grain Quality Initiative
bulletOrganizations > Trade Associations
bulletIowa Institute for Cooperatives [new] - includes information on legislative action, education and training, business development, and family support.