Farm Management

Local Highlights

March 16, 2017

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with RSVP to bring you a program on how to be a savvy senior and protect your assets from scams.  This program will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m..-11:00 a.m.. at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach Office.

December 14, 2016

Re-Show for Commercial manure applicators is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators must register by contacting the ISU Extension and Outreach Carroll County office at 712-792-2364.  ISU Extension and Outreach will charge a $10 fee to applicators that choose to view on a non-scheduled day. 

December 14, 2016

AMES, Iowa – The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own back yard.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification also will be offered.

“There is no other program in our crop production education year that we are able to bring this many extension specialists together to individual sites across the state like we are able to do for these crop advantage meetings,” said Joel DeJong, field agronomist in northwest Iowa with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Denison will replace the Carroll meeting location on January 26, 2017 at Boulders Conference Center. 

For more information or to register

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for December  2016

May 8, 2013

The statewide average for corn/soybeans was down 6.5%, from $246 to $230/acre.
The ISU Survey does not collect rental data for individual farms.The number of responses is the number of individuals who provided information about typical rents across the county. A new question on the survey this year was the number of acres the respondent was familiar with, the sum of those acres was over 2.5 million acres across the state.
In-depth questions on the Cash Rent Survey can be referred to your area Farm Management Field Specialists.
For more information on leasing see the Ag Decision Maker leasing page.
Information on CSR2 can be found on the Soilswebsite.
Links to the full publication from previous years can be found at the bottom of the Cash Rental Rates for 2016 Survey page. A publication with the historic county averagesis also available.

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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