Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 25, 2016

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting in Mason City is scheduled for Friday, November 18 starting at 1 p.m. at the Muse-Norris Center, NIACC, Mason City. The registration fee is $20 per person. To register, call the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office at 641-423-0844 or email This program is designed to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications.

Fall 2016
October 25, 2016

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Ag News
October 19, 2016

Check out the latest Ag News Today newsletter for information from Iowa State University!

Crop Clinic
October 13, 2016

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Training information, Cerro Gordo County Extension. For pesticide testing in Mason City at NIACC, call 641-422-4266.

October 13, 2016

Are You a Woman Involved  With Agriculture? Women, Land and Legacy in North Iowa brings you Marji Guyler-Alaniz, president and founder of FarmHer, on Thursday, November 10, 6-9 p.m. at the Diamond Jo Casino Event Center, Northwood, Iowa. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a meal will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. catered by Diamond Jo Casino.

Farm Management Resources:

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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 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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • 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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