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Matthew Helmers

Matthew Helmers
ORGANIZATION: Iowa Nutrient Research Center
PHONE: 515-294-6717

Matt Helmers is the Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, the Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. Dr. Helmers’ research areas include studies on the impact of nutrient management, cropping practices, drainage design and management, and strategic placement of buffer systems on nutrient export from agricultural landscapes. He has a regional Extension program working to increase adoption of practices that have the potential to reduce downstream nutrient export. Matt grew up in Sibley, IA and spent substantial time on his grandparent’s farm growing up and was actively engaged in showing cattle.