Farm Management

Local Highlights

Chickens
May 13, 2015

The ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is assisting the state and federal governments with testing and advising commercial producers. The College of Veterinary Medicine has posted resources at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/aiv-background-and-resources.

Meaghan Anderson
March 12, 2015

Meaghan Anderson has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the field agronomist for eastern Iowa. Meaghan will work from the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City and serve many counties including Keokuk County.

Custom Work
March 4, 2015

The service categories that were surveyed include information on tillage, planting, spraying, harvesting and hauling grain and forages. Also included are values for miscellaneous services, and machinery and grain storage rental.
 

Iowa Land Values
January 7, 2015

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre.

Corn
January 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at theScheman Continuing Education Building, Iowa State Center, Ames. Designed for beginning crop scouts, the day-long course features workshops on crop growth and development; weed, disease and insect identification; non-pest crop injuries; and scouting methods and techniques.

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

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