Farm Management

Local Highlights

June 9, 2017

The field day will feature the following stops: dicamba injury plots hosted by Virgil Schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist; managing seedling diseases in corn by Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension Field Agronomist; and monarchs, pollinators and the farm: an unlikely friendship by Seth Appelgate, ISU Agricultural Specialist.

June 9, 2017

Farmers and their consultants can learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at a June 29 Nitrogen Week meeting hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville, Iowa.

June 9, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of field days in June designed to help farmers understand how to both improve their profit and improve water quality. The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

June 2, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Johnson County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday August 22 at 6:00 PM, Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South in Iowa City. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

May 18, 2017

An introduction to management and rotational grazing practices for producers who want to optimize forage and livestock production, control production costs, and conserve natural resources.

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

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