Whole Farm -- Cost & Returns

Record Summaries
Information Files
Farm Costs and Returns -- C1-10pdf file  teaching activity

 

Budgeting and Analysis
Information Files
Farm Analysis Terms -- C1-05 pdf file teaching activity  
Suggested Closing Inventory Prices -- C1-40 pdf file    
Using Financial and Production Records to Make Decisions -- C1-41 pdf file      
Operating Leverage -- C1-45 pdf file    
Partial Budgeting: A Tool to Analyze Farm Business Changes -- C1-50 pdf file xls file    
Dividing Business Income -- C1-51 pdf file xls file    
Newsletter Articles
Payback for energy-related farm projects -- April 2012        

 

Profitability
Information Files
Pricing for Profit -- C1-55 pdf file xls file teaching activity  
Newsletter Articles
Iowa State University economists have cautious message for farmers -- August 2013        
Farmers have consistently produced themselves out of prosperity - what about this time? -- November 2011        
Financial management with high prices -- May 2011        

 

Employee Labor and Management
Information Files
Survey of Wages and Benefits of Farm Employees -- C1-60 pdf file   teaching activity  
Survey of Bonus Plans for Farm Employees -- C1-61 pdf file   teaching activity  
Hiring Good Employees -- C5-100 pdf file      
Improving Your Interviewing Skills -- C5-101 pdf file      
Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers -- C6-58 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Farm employee management: new employee orientation -- November 2013        
Farm employee management: employment eligibility verification – the basics of form I-9 compliance -- February 2013        
Farm employee management: getting the new employee off to a good start on day one -- November 2012        
Farm employee management: evaluation and selection of job candidates -- September 2012        
Farm employee management: assembly of farm job descriptions -- June 2012        
Farm employee management: do we need an employee handbook? -- May 2012        

New survey on farm employee compensation -- March 2012

       
Employee management: the job interview, and what questions can I ask? -- December 2011        
Employee management: get the right start in hiring employees -- November 2011        

 

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