Whole Farm -- Other

Industry Analysis
Newsletter Articles
The capital structures of Iowa’s grain and agriculture supply firms: are cooperatives different than their investor-owned counterparts? -- May 2015        
Experts at Farm Progress Show encourage water quality improvement practices supported by research -- September 2014        
New Census of Agriculture reveals much about Iowa farms -- September 2014        
Farm families and the affordable care act -- August 2014        
Who owns the cooperative? -- February 2014        
Fall 2013 considerations for beginning farmers -- November 2013        
2012 Iowa farm and rural life poll: Pest resistance and certified conservation -- July 2013        
2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: Rural issues and quality of life -- May 2013        
2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: Land values -- February 2013        
Census countdown begins for America’s farmers and ranchers -- December 2012        
Focus on fires for 2012 harvest -- August 2012        
Road safety: a shared responsibility -- September 2011        
Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2010 summary report -- August 2011        
No enforcement of USDOT number requirement for private trucks in intrastate farm operations -- April 2011        
Protecting human resources should be part of farm risk management -- September 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: Personal and financial well-being -- September 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: Targeted conservation and nutrient removal wetlands -- August 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: Value-added agriculture -- July 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: Farming and food systems in rural communities -- June 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: Mixed livestock and grain farming -- May 2010        
2009 Farm & Rural life poll: The next generation of farmers -- April 2010        
2009 Farm and Rural Life Poll: The next generation of farmers -- March 2010        
Prospects for a rural recovery -- December 2009        
When will agricultural demand rebound? -- August 2009        
Economic state of the ag sector -- June 2009        
Are energy prices threatening the farm boom? -- November 2008        


Specialty Production
Information Files
Using Financial and Production Records to Make Decisions -- C1-41 pdf file  
Pricing for Profit -- C1-55 pdf file    
Price Determination for CSA Share Boxes -- C5-19 pdf file      
Evaluating Marketing Outlets Using Whole-Farm Records -- C5-32 pdf file xls file    
Choosing Among Alternatives -- C5-152 pdf file   teaching activity  
Using Partial Budgets to Make Decisions -- C6-10 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Acreage Living newsletter addresses April showers, May flowers and other spring issues -- April 2015        
Making the transition from conventional to organic -- March 2009        


Record Keeping and Computers
Information Files
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms -- C6-30 pdf file    
Evaluating Farm Accounting Software -- C6-32 pdf file      
Understanding Double Entry Accounting -- C6-33 pdf file      


Human Relationships
Information Files
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult People -- C6-50 pdf file      
Managing Farm Business and Family Stress -- C6-51 pdf file      
Care of the Family During Adverse Times on the Farm -- C6-53 pdf file      
Using Group Conflict to Improve Your Project -- C6-55 pdf file      
Good Communications Can Help Solve Problems -- C6-56 pdf file      
Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers -- C6-58 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Help farmers cope with stress -- November 2014        
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        


International Agriculture
Newsletter Articles
Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity? -- December 2012        
BRICs: A “game changing” group of developing countries? -- June 2010        


Skill Development
Information Files
Assessing Entrepreneurial Skills -- C6-60 pdf file      
Assessing Strategic Management Skills -- C6-61 pdf file      
Assessing Personnel Management Skills -- C6-62 pdf file      
Assessing Inter-Personal Skills -- C6-63 pdf file      
Assessing Organizational and Planning Skills -- C6-64 pdf file      
Assessing Financial and Risk Management Skills -- C6-65 pdf file      
What is your Managerial Attitude? -- C6-66 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Risk management in 2012: What does it really mean? -- April 2012        
Ag Decision Maker Teaching Activities: An educational tool for classroom instruction -- September 2008        


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