Farm Management

Local Highlights

February 11, 2009

NEW FEB. 1, 2009 - Flexible Cash Farm Lease Considerations - Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Field Specialist.

December 14, 2005

Ag Decision Maker is a decision-oriented agricultural business web site designed for farmers, lenders, farm managers, agriculture instructors, and others. Click on the icon to the side to learn more.

June 8, 2005

Confidential assistance and referral for stress, legal questions and financial concerns are just a phone call away, or if you prefer, on the web.

February 16, 2005

The BRANDS (Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software) software packages have been updated to make them even better for producers and nutritionists. These interactive spreadsheets for Microsoft® Excel from the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) assists producers i

October 19, 2004

Harrison County's 4-H program is where the rubber meets the road. We have great fun learning some of life's most important lessons and life skills. If you are interested in all of the great activites that we offer or just want to learn more--c

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

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