Farm Management

Local Highlights

October 25, 2016

Job openning for the Linn County Director Position

July 21, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Linn County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on August 18th at 6pm, at Linn County Extension Office,383 Collins Road Ne Suite 201, Cedar Rapids. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

May 12, 2015

2015 Cash Rent Rates

AgMRC - a virtual library of specific agricultural commodity, business development and consulting resources for producers involved in value-added agriculture.


Iowa Farm Custom Rates 


Iowa Cash Rental Rates

Iowa Land Value Survey 

Farmers Tax Guide


Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease Form


Farm Lease Contract - lease termination and other legal considerations

Animal Diseases and Extreme Weather Resources

Cattle Heat Stress Forecast - allows you to prepare and plan to protect your cattle from the dangers of heat stress

Cost Decision Tools
help you to determine pasture cost improvement, hay storage cost comparison, crop production costs and much more!






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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