Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 12, 2016

Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Specialist and Matt Helmers, Agriculture Engineer will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) on March 9 at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

February 12, 2016

“Jump Start to a Good Year” is the theme for the annual Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference providing timely topics to help you start the grazing year off right. Register today for this March 2 conference that will be held in Stockton from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

February 8, 2016

Due to inclement weather last week, Iowa Dairy Days events scheduled for Holy Cross and Kalona were postponed.  This program has now been rescheduled for these locations.

January 27, 2016

To sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, you must complete a certification workshop. Iowa State University is offering a 3-hour certification workshop on identifying morels and false morels. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Mark Gleason, ISU Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology.

January 27, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau of Mitchell County, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Soybean Checkoff, various industry partners, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are collaborating to offer a day-long Farmland Drainage Workshop.

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.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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 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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