Spotlight on ISU Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources websites

AgDM Newsletter
February 2013

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many statewide resources to help Iowans. A few are listed. For more, visit the ANR website at:

Ag Decision Maker (AgDM)

Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

Ag Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

Agricultural Management E-School (A.M.E.S.)

In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

Annie’s Project

An educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.

Beginning Farmer Center

Coordinating education programs and service for beginning farmer efforts statewide and assessing the needs of beginning and retiring farmers. Providing support in financial management and planning, legal issues and tax laws, and many more services.

Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

Providing timely, critically objective information to producers, professionals and agribusinesses concerning the application of important developments in agricultural law and taxation and a primary source of professional educational training in agricultural law and taxation.

Farm Energy Initiative

Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use and fuel efficiency.

Farm Financial Planning Program

One-on-one financial counseling, computerized analysis of the farm business and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful in farm financial planning.

Iowa Beef Center

Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

Iowa Pork Industry Center

Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa’s pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

Iowa Land Value Survey

The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

Value-Added Agriculture Program

The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.