Farm Management

Local Highlights

Events Calendar Clipart
June 3, 2014

Welcome to a new way to connect with what is going on in Louisa County Iowa!  This is a public calendar that anyone can add to and everyone can use!  Click to look at the calendar....or click here to Submit My Event 

Got Bacon?
September 29, 2014

Louisa County plays a big part in pork production in Iowa -- which is the number one state in pork production in the nation!  Celebrate that fact while eating bacon, learning more about the pork industry and having fun this weekend at the first ever Louisa County Bacon Festival.

Saturday, October 4th 9am - 2pm

Wapello Auction Barn/Flea Market on Highway 61

ISU Extension & Outreach has planned a trivia scavenger hunt that will assure that you leave with more knowledge about hogs than you came with -- and maybe a few dollars in prize money too!

November 25, 2013

Have you been apart of programs in Louisa County?  Do you want to see more programming in Louisa County?  Let us know which programs you would like in the new year!

Emerald Ash Borer
July 18, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.  What does this mean to your Ash trees in Louisa County?  What can you do to limit the spreak of EAB?  What does EAB look like?  Find all the answers to these questions and some contacts for further information here.

Farm Lease Agreement

2007 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey

Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2007

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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