Farm Management

Local Highlights

November 12, 2015

The next Women, Land and Legacy Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19, 5:30-8 p.m., at the 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center.  Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting or if you have any ideas or suggestions for meeting discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

November 5, 2015

The Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2016 will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania, Mason City. ISU Extension Ag Specialists will be featured speakers. Please call Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 to sign up for an educational program and a FREE LUNCH!

November 5, 2015

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting in Mason City is scheduled for Friday, November 20 starting at 1 p.m. at the 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, 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.

October 27, 2015

Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2015, Friday, December 11, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City.  Private pesticide training will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please call Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach at 641-423-0844 for more information or to sign up for the FREE lunch!

Fall 2015
October 23, 2015

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

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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