Farm Management

Local Highlights

March 25, 2014

Are you heading to school or going back to put your green thumb to use?  If so, check out this great opportunity!

March 25, 2014

Missed out on the popular Solar Energy Program?  Here's your chance to see what you missed! 

March 25, 2014

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in horticulture or going back to school to put your green thumb to use?  If so, check this out!

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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