Articles related to Farm Management

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 09:35

“A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers” (LF 0006) compiles training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning; including information on food safety and seed saving. It's available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 15:25

Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 08:09

Ten videos were produced by ISU Extension and Outreach with a goal of helping farmers figure out the intricate details of marketing and selling their crops, grain and livestock on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 15:15

Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 07:40

Three-hour workshops designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements will be held in July and August.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:30

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015 according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, an extension economist says.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 09:48

A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 09:28

One-third of Iowa farmers are women, so ISU Extension and Outreach has developed new courses specifically for women. May and June courses provide practical information for managing human resources and grain marketing risks on family farms.