Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 12, 2015

Dubuque’s conservation & local foods communities are teaming up this Valentine’s Day to host the first Food Chain Summit, bringing together area families and businesses with local farmers, food system organizers, and conservation educators to explore opportunities at the intersection of food and conservation in Dubuque. Featuring 30+ local exhibitors, 5 breakout sessions and keynote lecture by Fred Meyer of Backyard Abundance, this event will provide timely information and resources to families, schools, and businesses looking to achieve health and sustainability goals in 2015.

January 5, 2015

Money Smart Ag Conference will be on Tuesday, February 10, from 9 am – 2 pm, at Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 E. Orange Road in Waterloo.   Nationally-recognized professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including business transitions for farm families, state and federal ag loan and tax credit programs, agriculture estate planning, your farm’s enterprise value, crop insurance, Farm Bill, fence laws, eminent domain, investing, mobile farm record keeping and business transitions for farm families.

December 30, 2014

On Friday, February 6th our Farm Management Specialist Kristen Schulte will be scheduling one-on-one appointments with farmers and land-owners who may want additional assistance to best manage their operations under the new 2014 Farm Bill programs. Call 563-583-6496 to schedule an appointment.

December 23, 2014

Organic dairy now consumes around 5% of the milk market, a movement that started with some humble beginnings in Wisconsin by a group of dairy producers and interested others who had a dream of marketing organic milk. Today that dream is realized and organic dairy production has become an avenue to increase profit that more producers might consider utilizing.

December 2, 2014

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2015 ISU Extension Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension specialists. The program will be held on February 4th at Neumann's in Holy Cross in Dubuque County.

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

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