Farm Management

Local Highlights

July 27, 2015

.  There will be a leasing meeting held on August 3 at 9:30 am in Audubon, Iowa, at the Audubon County Extension Office, located at 608 Market Street.  The cost is $20/person pre-registered, or $25/person without pre-registration.  Attendees will receive a land leasing handbook with reference and resource materials.  The workshop will last approximately 2 ½ hours.  Shane Ellis, ISU farm management specialist for the west central region of the state will be presenting.  To register, please call the Audubon County Extension office at 712-563-4239.

July 7, 2015

There is a new and friendly face in the Audubon County Extension office.  Ann Carter began her work as the Audubon County Program Coordinator on July 6, 2015.  As the Audubon County Extension & Outreach Program Coordinator Carter will have lead responsibility for responding to and addressing local issues.  She will do this by engaging resources, information and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs in Audubon County. 

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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