Farm Management

Local Highlights

September 18, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. According to a case study conducted at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, Iowa, fuel savings of 20 percent or more can be achieved by using the "shift up, throttle back" technique.

August 18, 2014

The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

August 18, 2014

Tama County Women, Land, and Legacy will soon hold its twenty-third event, The Bohemie Alps: Pasture Walk Around Paddocks & Ponds.  It will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at the Rebecca Dostal Farm, 2422 Q Avenue in rural Clutier.  A meal sponsored by Tama County Farm Bureau will be served beginning at 6:00 pm with the even following at 7:00 pm.  The meal and event are free of charge and open to the public.

August 19, 2013

Beginning article in a series that will discuss nutrient reduction methods outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the costs and benefits of each potential method.

May 3, 2011

'Crop Chat' Newsletter by Terry Basol, ISU Extension Field Agronomist. Click on the link to view monthly newsletter.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • 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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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