Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 10, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators in Buchanan County.

January 31, 2014

These are hay prices paid at auction in the recent past weeks.  Much of the price information is obtained from USDA Hay Market News.  Personal contacts of local Iowa hay auctions secured price information for these market outlets.  Auctions were chosen to reflect prices across Iowa.  Other nearby auctions may exist.  No endoresment of the listed auctions is intended.

January 2, 2014

Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (C.L.U.E.) is a credit report used by insurance companies, landlords and employers.

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.

July 12, 2011

Beginning Farmer Center conducts programs for farmers who want to transition their farm business to the next generation or people who want to get into farming.

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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