Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 8, 2017

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions. The field day will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  
 

May 18, 2017

The 2017 Delaware County Fair will feature three Kiddie Livestock Shows for youth three years old through 3rd grade. The Kiddie Lamb Show will be held Tuesday during the Sheep Show at 4:00 p.m. The Kiddie Dairy Show will take place on Wednesday during the Dairy show at 12:00 p.m. The Kiddie Beef Show will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to enter the 2017 Delaware County Fair Kiddie Lamb Show, Kiddie Dairy Show, and Kiddie Beef Show must file an entry form in the Delaware County Extension Office by Friday, June 23.  All kiddie events provide young people with an opportunity to participate in county fair activities and gain experience in showing livestock.

May 18, 2017

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

Radon
May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County, Delaware County Public Health, and Midwest Systems are partnering to offer free Radon Awareness Workshop on May 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office in Manchester.  

WD Farm Safety
May 16, 2017

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 5 with over 410 students, teachers, adult volunteers and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from local daycares and grades junior kindergarten through 1st grade.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with West Delaware FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons.  

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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