Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 10, 2016

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, 2016.
Nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2016.

February 9, 2016

Iowa State University Extension andOutreach Allamakee County will offer networking program that empowers women in agriculture to become better business partners and owners.

February 12, 2016

Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Specialist and Matt Helmers, Agriculture Engineer will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) on March 9 at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

February 12, 2016

“Jump Start to a Good Year” is the theme for the annual Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference providing timely topics to help you start the grazing year off right. Register today for this March 2 conference that will be held in Stockton from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

February 8, 2016

Due to inclement weather last week, Iowa Dairy Days events scheduled for Holy Cross and Kalona were postponed.  This program has now been rescheduled for these locations.

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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