Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 21, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Outreach Educator in Storm Lake.

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

June 11, 2013

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Equine Science newsletter

January 18, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational programs and resources that make a difference for all Iowans.

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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