Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 24, 2015

As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.

June 25, 2015

Three-hour workshops designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements will be held in July and August.

April 29, 2015
Manure Management on Acreages and Small Farms · Spatial Design in ... and Caring for Fish Available · Profitable Farms and Woodlands: A Practical Guide ...
www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/newsletter
 

Ag Resources:

Publications:

Latest Iowa Farm Outlook & News

FM 1698 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey

FM 1712 Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa

FM 1825 2011 Iowa Farmland Value Survey

FM 1874 Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form)

FM 1851 Cash Rental Rate Survey

NCFMEC-01 Fixed and Flexible Cash Lease Arrangements

NCFMEC-01A - Cash Lease Form (New)

FM 1838 Iowa Farm Building Rental Rate Survey

FM 1564 Improving Your Farm Lease Contract

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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