Farm Management

Local Highlights

March 21, 2017

As you have seen on the news, there has been devastating wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas causing major destruction to cattle ranching in those areas.  Oklahoma and Kansas estimate 780,000 acres and in Texas 318,000 acres burned.

January 24, 2017

Confinement Site Manure Applicators Worhshop in Howard County on January 23, 2017

Map of Iowa
December 12, 2016

#NotToBrag - Iowa is a great place to live, work and play. 

November 4, 2016

In-depth information on the use and design of Automatic Calf Feeders will be held at this Seminar on December 2, 2016 in Calmar.

October 17, 2016

Truly honored to have Dr. Ruth and her assistant Mary visit in Cresco on October 11, 2016.

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

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