Farm Management

Local Highlights

Annie's Project
January 20, 2015

Annie's Project-Education for Farm Women is a class that will meet six consecutive Thursday evenings starting February 5, 2015, from 6-9 pm at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City. The registration fee is $75. Please register by January 29, 2015.

Farm bill
January 15, 2015

A Farm Bill Workshop with Barry Terhark of Cerro Gordo County FSA will be held at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City on January 28, 2015, 1:30-4 pm. If there is enough interest, meetings will also be held in February. Upcoming meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing options under the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program.

Crop Clinic
January 15, 2015

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

Farm safety
January 1, 2015

Farm Safety is important!

WLL
November 18, 2014

Women, Land and Legacy met on November 13, 5:30-8:00 pm, 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The program topic was "Soil, Slopes and Glaciers-Fred Greder Talks Dirt." Women, Land and Legacy discussion meetings offer presentations and discussion on topics that are a concern of women involved in farming. Everyone is invited to come. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

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

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