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There are several resources available from Iowa State University Extension Economics Extension.

The Beginning Farmer Center conducts programs for farmers who want to transition their farm business to the next generation or people who want to get into farming. Watch this short video on the next generation of farmers in Iowa.

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center and Value-Added Agriculture program offer a multitude of resources for producers looking to market their crops and livestock. 

The Ag Decision Maker Web site provides agricultural economics and business news for producers to use in making management decisions.

Publications
There are farm management publications available from the ISU Extension Online Store.

Other Resources
Iowa Agricultural Statistics collected in by the USDA.

Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter is published twice a month by ISU Extension Economics.

Farm Management News

Pesticide Record Keeping Made Easy with Mobile App
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.
Employee Management and Grain MarketingTraining for Farm Women
(Posted on 4/17/2015)
One-third of Iowa farmers are women, so ISU Extension and Outreach has developed new courses specifically for women. May and June courses provide practical information for managing human resources and grain marketing risks on family farms.
New C6 BioFarm Game Will Give Students an Interactive Look at Agricultural Practices
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
Farming is a vital enterprise for Iowa and the United States. The new C6 BioFarm Game takes an interactive approach to teach young people about agricultural practices involved with providing food, fuel, fiber and products in a manner that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
Acreage Living Newsletter Addresses April Showers, May Flowers and Other Spring Issues
(Posted on 3/24/2015)
Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week Is March 22-28
(Posted on 3/23/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating the land-grant mission of putting the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.