Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 6, 2014

The Leopold Center has been working on four new videos about the importance of local food – for Iowa communities, farmers, young people and our landscape. The series is called “Why Local? Why Now?”

May 20, 2014

2 locations in Southeast Iowa wll be hosting sessions, with guest speaker Charles Brown, Farm Management Specialist with iowa State Universtity Extension and Outreach.  Topics covered are crop market outlook, ARC vs. PLC enrollment decisions, base acreage reallocation and farm  tax update.

April 29, 2014

Centerville, Iowa, residents are making an in-depth economic assessment of their financial, social, and environmental well-being for long-term success -- with help from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, CIRAS, and the Sustainable Economies Program.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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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