Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 27, 2015

Bremer County offers Pesticide Trainings in Tripoli & Waverly.

November 11, 2014

Learn the major details at two Bremer meetings………..11/24 @ Waverly Civic Center from 6-8PM….and 12/4 @ Tripoli Extension office from 1-3PM.

March 26, 2014

This report gives ranges and averages for various farm tillage and storage operations

November 21, 2012

Over half of Iowa's Farmland have women owners - videos tell their views.



Agriculture Data for Decision Makers

Beginning Farmer Center

Iowa Farm Lease (Publication FM1538 pdf)

Iowa Farm Lease  (PublicationFM1538E pdf)  This version can be filled our online, then printed.  It cannot be saved electronically with our data.

Improving your Farm Lease Contract  (Publication FM 1564)

Custom Rate Survey   (Publication FM 1698)

Iowa Land Value Survey (Publication FM 1825 pdf)

Cash Rental Rates  (PDF)

Iowa Farmland Rental Rates (Publication FM 1728 pdf)

Estimating Cash Rental Rates for Farmland  (Publication FM 1801)

Iowa Farm Building Rental Rate Survey (Publication FM 1838 pdf)

Survey of Iowa Farm Leasing Practices (Publication FM 1811 pdf)

Ag Decision Maker

Farm Doc

Center for Farm Financial Management

Corn & Soybean Basis

Ag Econ Periodicals, Publications & Programs

Crop Notes by George Cummins

Acreage Living


Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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