Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 14, 2015

Every year, top producers from the county are recognized at the banquet. In addition, several other awards are presented that evening. The Allamakee Dairy Promotion Board are accepting nominations, scholarship applicants, and dairy princess applicants for the upcoming banquet.
 
The Scholarship & Dairy Princess deadline is March 1, 2015.
Nomination deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015.
 

February 23, 2015

The Allamakee County Cattlemen’s Association will be having a bull breeding soundness exam (fertility semen check) Both beef and dairy producers are encouraged to have their bulls checked. All area producers are welcome to participate.

February 23, 2015

Allamakee County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 4.

February 16, 2015

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Ag Economist Mike Duffy will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua on Wednesday, March 18.

February 13, 2015

Are you interested in saving money, contributing to the vibrancy of your community and reducing carbon emissions? Are you interested in installing SOLAR or renewable energy? Then it's time to think about a Farm Energy Plan.

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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, tax laws, and many more services.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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