Farm Management

Local Highlights

December 10, 2014

Top-tier farmers will want to attend the Crop Advantage meeting at the Clarion Highlander Hotel Conference Center in Iowa City on January 28, 2015.

December 9, 2014

One certification session has been set for December 17th in Washington County.

June 6, 2014

Knowing your farm’s Corn Suitability Rating index (CSR2) provides you with valuable insight into its potential productivity. CSR2 is a tool used in setting cash rental rates and computing a farm’s sale value.

December 16, 2013

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

December 6, 2013

Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

Links to the latest information on:

Johnson County Ag Newsletters

Johnson County Manure Applicator Certification Reshow Policy

Ag Decision Maker - farm management publications & monthly newsletter

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

Dealing with Drought

Iowa Farm Outlook & News

Farm Management News from ISU

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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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