Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 3, 2015

The Farm Leasing Arrangements meeting in Atlantic on August 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cass County Community Center will focus on current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements.Tim Eggers, ISU Extension & Outreach Field Agriculture Economist will discuss Trends in Farm Land Values, Cash Rental Rates and Costs of Production. 

July 13, 2015

Educational programs for farmers and retailers with a focus on understanding weed resistance and a hands-on, practical approach to developing long-term weed management plans that work. Southwest Iowa sessions will be held August 4th at the Armstrong Research Farm in Lewis

February 23, 2015

Cass County Extension is looking to hire two assistants to help with summer programming. Click for details and application form.

February 3, 2015

Talking about estate planning is hard. Discussions about transferring family farm assets can be equally difficult. Southwest Iowa farm families are invited to learn about options that are best for your operation and family at an Estate Planning and Family Farm Transfer Workshop on February 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis. 

December 29, 2014

Need some assistance utilizing online farm bill decision tools and getting your farm's data entered in to help you make your farm program decisions? Sign up for our computer lab workshop, January 8th.

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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