Farm Management

Local Highlights

Farmland Lease Meeting Workshop Cedar Rapids Iowa
July 23, 2014

Linn County is offering 2 farm leasing meetings during August. The 2 1/2-hour workshop focuses on issues related to land values and rental rates, Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative, the Agricultural Act of 2014 and more.  Registration is required in advance.

Cash rental rates
April 30, 2014

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999.

local food producer training cedar rapids iowa marketing
February 13, 2014

This two-day training program is based around best business practices identified by buyers in these markets that are actively seeking local suppliers and will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a business strategy to succeed. It will be offered in Linn County February 20 and March 6.  Registration is required.

commercial pesticide applicator recertification classes
January 22, 2014

Linn County Extension will serve as a site for upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators. Please register early to avoid the late registration fee!

dairy days industry emerging issues Iowa
December 26, 2013

Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension Specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2014 ISU Extension Dairy Days scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between January 20 and February 6. 

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 short form Microsoft Word file or Adobe PDF
Iowa Farm Lease long 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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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