History of the Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council

The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) formed a Nutrient Management Task Force in September 2013 in a proactive stance to support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The Task Force was to determine the best approach and involvement for AAI and its membership, and later recommended the formation of the Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council (INREC) to be led by AAI. This recommendation was later approved by the AAI Board of Directors and INREC began in the fall of 2014 as an AAI affiliate.

INREC is the only organization in Iowa that strategically brings together major farm & commodity organizations, major fertilizer and crop production companies, agricultural retailers and crop advisors in a formal organization to help lead environmental efforts related to agriculture in Iowa.

  • Who We Are

  • What We Do

  • Why We Do It

INREC is a private nonprofit organization formed of broad representation across the agricultural industry. Board members represent all facets of this industry to help keep pace with the ever changing agricultural landscape.
INREC has three core missions focused on measuring and demonstrating environmental progress, fostering innovation and development of new technologies, and enhancing crop advisor and ag retailer roles as “change agents” working with Iowa farmers to achieve environmental goals.
INREC has focused missions to advance nutrient management and environmental stewardship efforts in Iowa to help advance the Iowa Nutrient Strategy. INREC strives to provide you with the science-based knowledge to make profitable and sustainable decisions on nutrient management.