Farm Management

Local Highlights

May 25, 2016

Great resources available for farming practices in support of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Click here to link to the publication, or contact our Ag Engineering Field Specialist Shawn Shouse at

March 25, 2016

You may already be aware of the Farm Financial Planning program available through ISU Extension and Outreach, but if not, or as a refresher, details of this program that provides financial analysis for Iowa farm families, and how to direct requests regarding FINPACK financial analysis or the Farm Financial Associates are found by clicking on the headline.

March 25, 2016

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other interested women who are interested.  This series of workshops will be held every other Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Smeltzer Iowa Learning Farm in Webster County during the growing season. For more information, click on the headline.

February 11, 2016

An information-packed workshop focused on helping new and beginning producers create successful agricultural enterprises. For more information, click on the headline.

February 3, 2016

2016 Crop, Weather and Market Outlook is the next session of Ogden Ag Marketing on Thursday, March 17th. For more information, click on the headline.

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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