Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 7, 2017

Greene County Extension hosts a series of Coffee & Conversation events, bringing farmers and other ag professional together for informal discussion on current ag topics. Join us Friday, February 10thh for “Securing Your Farm Property: Reducing Your Risk of Theft & Vandalism” at 9:30am at the Extension Office in Jefferson. Click on the headline for more information.

farm succession
December 27, 2016

Talking about farm succession and estate planning is hard. Where do I start? What information do I need? Even if you have a plan, has it been updated recently? Join us January 13th from 9:30 – 10:30 am for coffee, donuts, and “Farm Succession & Estate Planning” with Shane Ellis, ISU Extension & Outreach Farm Management Specialist. CLick for more information.

Annie's Project
December 22, 2016

Annie's Project: Farm Business Management is a 6 session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business. This Women in Agriculture course begins January 12th and more information is available  by clicking on the headline!

MAC training
December 22, 2016

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 75 locations in Iowa, including Greene County. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee for the workshop. Click on the headline for more information.

August 26, 2016

Greene County Extension hosts a series of Coffee & Conversation events, bringing farmers and other ag professional together for informal discussion on current ag topics. Join us Wednesday, September 7th for “Securing Your Farm Property: Reducing Your Risk of Theft & Vandalism” from 9-11 am at the Extension Office in Jefferson. Click here for more information.

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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