Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
According to the USDA National Organic Program, certified organic farmers must source organic seed (seed from organically raised crops). The organic seed industry is currently growing in Iowa and the Midwest. With this growth, organic growers are looking for university-based recommendations on organic varieties to use in Iowa. The Organic Agriculture Program at Iowa State University has been planting organic seed at the Southeast Research Farm for seven years with excellent results.
Iowa State University
Delate, Kathleen; McKern, Andrea; and Van Dee, Kevin, "Evaluation of Organic Corn Varieties" (2007). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 967.