Farm Management

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

Labor remains one of the key challenges for fruit and vegetable growers who want to scale up their operations to serve increasing consumer demand for local produce. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture offers one possible solution: sharing machinery.

July 2, 2014

Cattle producers in many parts of Iowa are shifting rapidly from drought conditions to extremely wet and flood conditions, and they have a new set of issues to manage.

June 13, 2014

The workshops are free and open to all interested growers, according to ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturist Joe Hannan.

May 30, 2014

There is no more critical factor impacting beef cow-calf profits than controlling feed costs, and one part of that is extending grazing days and improving performance on grass.

May 28, 2014

Topics to be discussed include crop price outlook, selling your insurance bushels, ARC/PLC overview and base acreage reallocation. 

Forms & Links

FM 1851 - Cash Rental Rate Survey - Iowa

NCFMEC-01A - Cash Lease Form

FM 1874  - Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form)

NCFMEC-01- Fixed and Flexible Cash Lease Arrangements

FM 1712  - Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa

FM 1825  -  Iowa Farmland Value Survey

FM 1698  -  Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey

 

Steve Johnson's - Farm Management webpage

 

Newsletters

Farm Outlook

Ag Newsletters

 

Other Sites

Iowa Ag Statistics

Ag Decision Maker

Ag Marketing Resource Center

Beginning Farmer Center
Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT)

 

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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