Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 28, 2012
March 8, 2011

Seedings can be made in the spring as soon as a suitable seedbed can be prepared. Spring seedings made after mid-May may not be as successful, due to rapid drying of surface soils.

October 13, 2009

An exciting new video site is now available! Watch Extension in action - both locally and throughout the state.

January 9, 2009

ISU offers advice and tools to manage money through tough times.

November 6, 2013
Ag Outlook Workshop Comes to Amana
including discussion of the new CSR2 ratings

 

Ag Newsletters keep you up-to-date on ag happenings in Iowa County

Ag Decision Maker - farm management publications & monthly newsletter

Beginning Farmer Center - Resources to help our next generation of farmers

FSA -
Farm Service Agency

CALT - Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

MidWest Plan Service
Low-Cost Agricultural Publications

The Ag Business Education Program- Your partner in continuing education and professional development

AgMRC - a national information resource for value-added agriculture

Census of Agriculture - a complete count of US farms and ranches and the people who operate them

Agricultural Statistics
for Iowa's 99 counties

Farm Management News from ISU

Popular Publications
- Cash Rental Survey - Iowa County (Area 8) results are on page 9
- Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
-
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate

- Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form)
- Notice of Lease Termination
- View All

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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