Farm Management

Local Highlights

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.

July 5, 2016

Greene County Extension’s annual farmland leasing workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, at 1:00pm, at the Extension office meeting room in Jefferson.  The workshop will be facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialist Shane Ellis. Click on the headline for more information.

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 sshouse@iastate.edu.

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.

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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