Farm Management

Local Highlights

December 12, 2014

Farmers and landowners learned about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at three information meetings conducted recently by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.  All three meetings were free to attend and were held at Heartland Acres, Independence.

December 10, 2014

The December newsletter will feature articles including winter care for horses, planning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.

December 2, 2014

Dates in Buchanan County for training are Thursday, Jan. 29th, 1:30-3:30 p.m, and Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7-9 p.m., both at Heartland Acres Events Center.  Testing will be held Wednesday, March 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Falcon Civic Center in Independence.

August 18, 2014

The 2015 Spring and Fall CIC Programs have been scheduled. 

September 13, 2011

The purpose of this slide show is to inform you, as a rural home owner or rual renter, of the basic operation, design, and maintenance of a septic system.


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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