Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 7, 2017

Cover Crop photoA Cover Crop Workshop will be held at the Central City American Legion in Central City on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

February 2, 2017

Morel mushroom pictureAnyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can attend the Morel Mushroom Identification Workshop.

February 2, 2017

master gardener logo pictureThe 2017 Winter Webinar series for Master Gardeners will look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.

January 10, 2017

Cow-calf producers wanting to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise and gain information about feeding, including grazing harvest residue, cover crops and alternative feeds are invited to attend a series of workshops.

October 14, 2016

Start to Farm groups are designed to help participants grow their farm business.  Join the ISU Extension Dairy Team in a beginning farmer series designed to assist new dairy producers or those transitioning to a new system.  

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.

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

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