Farm Progress Reports




Muscatine Island Farm


Vince Lawson, superintendent since 1982 of the ISU Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm, Fruitland, Iowa, retired in January 2017. His work epitomizes the land-grant ideal of responding to community needs with technical expertise, applied research, and extension programming. One ISU administrator stated: “Vince Lawson is a legendary figure in agriculture/horticulture circles in southeastern Iowa.” He received his B.S. in horticulture in 1975 and his M.S. in horticulture in 1982, both from Iowa State University.

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