Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for August 2015

August 13, 2015

Women in Agriculture - Heartbeat of the Farm; Human Resource Management is a four sesson course designed to give women strategies for effectively working with family and employees. Classes start on Thursday, September 3, 2015 and continuing September 10, 17, and 24.  Class time is from 6-9 pm with a meal served at 5:45 at the Carroll County ISU Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G. To register go to www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag

October 8, 2012

Feeling stretched caring for a loved one?  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you the family caregiver with the skills you need to take care of yourself.

June 27, 2008

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. The information on the survey is based on 185 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

May 21, 2015

Become a Master Gardener by participating in the Master Gardener Core Training. ISU Extension & Outreach will be providing the training for new Master Gardeners on Tuesdays in September, October and November in locations across the state. Carroll County Extension will host the trainings at the Carroll County Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G from 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm. 

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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