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An APEX Semester

APEX classes are anything but ordinary.
Join us in a walkthrough of a typical semester.

Getting Started

Bioscience & Value Added Agriculture Sector

Did you know that agriculture industries employ one out of six people in Iowa? The global agriculture system is very complex and it impacts our food, feed, fiber and fuel. This course is an inquiry-based class to explore food, bioscience and agriculture.


Real-world Projects

Explore the current issues that affect agriculture from the perspective of both the producer and consumer by reviewing today’s most pressing issues: the environment, the national debt, hunger, international trade, and world health and how it relates to global society change.

Global food systems2

Hard at Work

Connect with industry partners to explore projects and career opportunities such as Supply Chain Manager, Dietician, Chemical Engineer, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Food Safety Inspector, Commodities Buyer, Chef, Regulatory Manager, Food Engineer

Enhance & Learn

Gain experience in the area of agriculture and food systems as well strengthening professional, communications, and leadership skills.

APEX Greenhouse APEX Class Talking With Guest

Invaluable Experience

This course provides opportunities to explore topics in foods and agricultural systems. Projects will be authentic working with clients to solve problems facing agriculture, food security or food production.