Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 23, 2017

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Emmet County is accepting applications for an Office Assistant. 

June 20, 2017

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event featuring Nicole Myer and Angela Ennen from Erpelding and Voigt who will be presenting on the topic of tax information. This topic will include Publication 225, deductible taxes, software for keeping records, and tips for good record keeping. 

May 25, 2017

The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

“The purpose of these field days is to build awareness around the research related to nitrogen management and water quality,” said Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The field days will also allow participants to visit the sites where research is occurring relating to nitrogen management and water quality.”

May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offering a tour  to Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, Picket Fence Creamery and Plum Creek Winery. Register today!

May 3, 2017

Are you looking to become BQA certified? Want to learn more about low stress cattle handling, pain management, cattle facilities, weaning, on top of hearing Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University? You will want to mark your calendars for this event!  

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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