Farm Management

Local Highlights

Cow with Pigs
April 27, 2017

Keokuk County is offering a FREE Beef and Swine workshop for all 4-H and FFA members! This workshop takes place June 15th beginning at 6 P.M. at the Keokuk County Expo Fairgrounds. 

Now Hiring
April 10, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Keokuk County is now accepting application for a full-time Program Coordinator. Applications are due Friday, April 28th by 4:30 P.M. Job description, applications, and cover letter can be accessed HERE! 

Tractor
March 29, 2017

The reported rates are expected to be charged or paid in 2017, including fuel and labor. The average price for diesel fuel was assumed to be $2.15 per gallon. The values presented in the survey are intended only as a guide. There are many reasons the rate charged in a particular situation should be above or below the average. 

Female Palmer Amaranth
March 15, 2017

Topics to be covered at these meetings include: Palmer amaranth identification, management in crop and CRP areas, and a discussion of common questions and concerns with Palmer amaranth.

flood
September 23, 2016

There are many different things to consider when dealing with flooding. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has many different resources to help you with your concerns.

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

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