Farm Management

Local Highlights

PPAT
December 4, 2014

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

October 23, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December.  Meetings include USDA-Farm Service Agency Staff Expertise. Details here.

October 2, 2014

 AMES, Iowa—Many Iowans are choosing to live on small farms or acreages and they have a variety of reasons. According to the Census of Agriculture, one-third of Iowa farms are small farms with 50 acres or less. Iowans say small farms offer a quiet place to retire and open spaces to raise young families. Some are drawn to the rural lifestyle by memories of growing up on a farm or visiting a grandparent’s farm. Others want to raise their own food, make a positive contribution to the environment or contribute to the local food system.  Fall 2014 Newsletter

"Field & Feedlot" Cherokee County Pages
Click here to view current & past issues of the Cherokee County portion of the newsletter.

"Field & Feedlot" Newsletters
Click here to view current & past issues.

2011 Iowa Land Value Survey
Released 12/14/11.  Includes survey results, charts, historical data
 
Farmland Value Survey with accompanying Excel spreadsheet to compare the economic and financial impacts of purchasing a parcel of farmland. 

Cash Rental Rates for Iowa - 2012 Survey

2012 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey 
   Fuel Required for Field Operations, PM 709

2010 Iowa Farm Costs & Returns

Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2012
   Excel spreadsheets for use in developing budgets

Trend-Ajusted Actual Production History (APH)
This new feature has been approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation starting in the 2012 crop year.

Ag Decision Maker
Information and analysis tools to help you find solutions to many of the business, economic, and financial decisions facing farmers and agribusinesses

Ag Marketing Resource Center National resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture

Iowa Agricultural Statistics

USDA Census of Agriculture

Economic Research Service State Fact Sheets (USDA)
State fact sheets provide information on farm characteristics and farm financial indicators for each state in the United States

ReCAP-Regional Capacity Analysis Program
Detailed agricultural statistics by Iowa county

Agricultural Data for Decision Makers 
(Cherokee County)

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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