Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 22, 2017

Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist will be the speaker at Women, Land and Legacy event held on March 23. This event is titled, “Developing Strategies and Tools: Building a Crop Marketing Plan.” 

February 2, 2017

Women Managing Crops is a four week session course designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about key agronomic decisions for corn and soybean production the sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision making for pre-planting, the growing phase and harvest.

This program will be held on Tuesday’s from 9 am to noon starting March 21 and continuing until April 11 at Immaculate Conception Parish Center at 305 North Cameron Street in Graettinger. A light meal will be served at noon. The registration fee is $50. 
February 2, 2017
The Downsizing for Senior Living program will be an opportunity for individual to learn about the “Top Ten Tips for Downsizing.” This free program will be held on Thursday, March 2 at 2 pm at Windsor Manor 2015 3rd Ave. North in Estherville and is free for all participants. 
 
Part Two of Downsizing for Senior Living will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 2 pm at Windsor Manor. This free session will focus on downsizing paperwork and files. 
January 18, 2017

Did you miss the Private Pesticide Trainings in Graettinger? Here is a list of the upcoming trainings around the state.

October 19, 2016

Come listen to Karen Schwaller's inspirational and funny stories about life on a rural Iowa farm. You won't want to miss this evening. Karen shares stories about life through that agricultural lens. Cost is $15 which includes a meal. To register call 712-852-2865.

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.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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