Farm Management

Local Highlights

January 11, 2017

Lee County Extension will be hosting a Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course on February 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM. It will be held at the Lee County Fairgrounds in the Learning Center. For more information please call 319-835-5116.

January 9, 2017

Solar power is quickly gaining popularity as an effective way to reduce electric bills, take advantage of government incentives, and reduce energy reliance from local utility company.  ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host an informational meeting with Specialists Tom Miller and Greg Brenneman on February 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM. 

January 9, 2017

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The Lee County workshop will be offered on 2/9/2017 at 1:30 PM in Donnellson at the Pilot Grove Community Room. 

December 20, 2016

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

November 2, 2016

Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Tricia Knipper of Donnellson, Chris Lindner of Keokuk, Tina Loges of Farmington, Dave Lowenberg of West Point, and Brad Vandenberg of Donnellson.

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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