Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 10, 2014

Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects of cover crops that relate to the biology and management of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

October 10, 2014

You can assess your risk of a killing frost by using the Corn GDD decision tool on the Useful to Useable website. This decision tool allows you to select a county and customize planting date, hybrid maturity, and comparison year. The tool then outputs growing degree accumulation and predicted date of black layer as well as fall frost frequency and date of 50% probability of first freeze.

October 10, 2014

The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find value resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.

October 10, 2014

The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.

April 24, 2014

It is time again for the ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey. This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/pdf/c2-10.pdf

Ag Resources:

Publications:

Latest Iowa Farm Outlook & News

  • FM 1698 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey NEW 2012!

    FM 1712 Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2012 - NEW!

    FM 1825 2011 Iowa Farmland Value Survey - NEW!

    FM 1874 Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form) -- NEW!

    FM 1851 Cash Rental Rate Survey - Iowa 2011

    NCFMEC-01 Fixed and Flexible Cash Lease Arrangements (New)

     

    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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