Farm Management

Local Highlights

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January 13, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

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January 9, 2017

Fairfield, Iowa -- Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Jefferson County on February 9th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This workshop is offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.There is no fee to attend the workshops, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements.
Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to attend two hours of continuing education each year of their three-year certification period, or take and pass an exam once every three years,” said Dan Andersen, assistant professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University and coordinator of the manure applicator certification program.

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January 5, 2017

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month. The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s conference, set for Jan. 28, 2017, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.

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December 15, 2016
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Executive Conference Room
Noon — 1 p.m.
“Iowa’s Water Quality—How it Impacts You” Presenters: Greg Brenneman, Extension Ag Engineer, Tom Miller, Extension Swine Specialist, Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension Field Agronomist, and Rick Robinson, Environmental Policy Advisor Iowa Farm Bureau .
Please join us for lunch and the opportunity to learn more about the Iowa’s Water Quality. The Ag Lunch and Learn will include:
 Overview on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy and current progress update
 Discussion on practices being implemented to improve water quality
 Opportunity for questions and discussion
Please RSVP to the Jefferson County Extension Office at 641-472-4166 by Jan. 18, as space is limited. There is not cost to attend and the program is open to the public.

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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