Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 4, 2016

A Cover Crop Spring Management Workshop will be held on February 25, 2016 at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo.

January 28, 2016

Beef Feedlot Roundtable offered at 3 Iowa locations on February 9, 2016.

January 21, 2016

Paul Crawford introduced as ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Director for Cedar Rapids area.

January 14, 2016

Driftless Region Beef Conference to be held on February 4-5, 2016 in Dubuque.  This conference will provide research-based beef production information to beef producers in the Driftless Region.

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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