Farm Management

Local Highlights

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.

January 11, 2016

Join us for Coffee & Conversation! Stop at Greene County Extension on Thursday, March 10th from 9:30-10:30 am for coffee, donuts, & informal discussion on current ag topics.

March's topic is Water Quality & the Nutrient Reduction Strategy with Shawn Shouse, Ag Engineering Field Specialist with ISU Extension & Outreach,  and sponsored by West Central Coop. Click here for more information on this FREE learning opportunity.

October 28, 2015

Women Managing Crops is 3-session course designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about key decisions for corn and soybean production. The sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision-making for pre-planting in week one (November 5), the growing phase in week two (November 12), and harvest in week three (November 19).For more information, click the headline.

October 27, 2015

The initial fall session of the popular Ogden Ag Marketing series will be Thursday, November 19th. Join Boone and Greene County Extension & Outreach for "Managing Risks of Unpriced Grain". Click the headline 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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