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About Matthew J. Helmers

The goal of Dr. Helmers’ research and extension work at Iowa State University is to protect and enhance the quality of water resources by providing other researchers, agency personnel/policy makers, producers, and the general public with up-to-date data and information on water resource issues. The work is focused in the area of subsurface drainage and in the broader areas of water resources and water quality management.


Present Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Present Extension Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University

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Honors and Awards

  • Member of Team that received Iowa State University Extension Team Award—Organizational (2009)
  • ASABE Nolan Mitchell Young Extension Worker Award (2009)
  • Iowa State University Early Achievement in Extension (2007)
  • College of Agriculture Early Achievement in Extension (2007)
  • ASABE Blue Ribbon Award in the Educational Aids Competition for publication “Drainage Water Management for the Midwest” (2007)

Contact Information

4354 Elings
605 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-6717
Fax: 515-294-2255


Peer-Reviewed Articles (76)