Farm Management

Local Highlights

August 30, 2016

The Sept. 15 session of Grassroots Grazing, at the ISU Marsden Agronomy Farm and Field Extension Education Laboratory location near Boone, offers a first-hand look and up-to-date information on grazing, cover crops, crop rotation options and the Marsden Farm cropping experiment itself.

August 12, 2016

Join the celebration on September 17th at the Lucas County Fairgrounds!

August 10, 2016

Plan to attend one of 11 educational sessions to learn more about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), including the roles and responsibilities of veterinarians, producers, and distributors. The series is set for Aug. 22 through Sept. 1 at various locations around Iowa, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns.

August 8, 2016

Mark your calendars for the annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk, which is set for September 7th starting at 5:30 p.m., and will be hosted by Jason and Paul Wells from Milton, IA.

May 25, 2016

How can I be sure my retirement paycheck is going to cover expenses and last my lifetime?

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.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • 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 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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